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  Mirage M6 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1972 - 1973
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Len Bailey
Successor:Mirage GR7 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 27, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 445 bhp / 332 KW @ 10,500 rpm
Torque 339 Nm / 250 ft lbs @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 149 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass reinforced polyester
Chassis aluminium monocoque with steel reinforcements, engine mounted semi-stressed
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, twin parallel lower links, twin radius arms, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes internally ventilated and cross-drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 650 kilo / 1,433 lbs
Length / Width / Height 2,972 mm (117 in) / 1,885 mm (74.2 in) / 744 mm (29.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,426 mm (95.5 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 1,401 mm (55.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.68 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1973 Spa 1000 km (Derek Bell / Mike Hailwood in M6/300/605)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Racing in the Rain, by John Horsman
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