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  March 83G Porsche

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1983
Numbers built:5 (all engines)
Designed by:Max Sardou, Adrian Newey and Robin Herd
Successor:March 84G Porsche
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 28, 2014
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Configuration Porsche Flat6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,994 cc / 182.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.0 mm (3.7 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Turbo
Power 650 bhp / 485 KW
BHP/Liter 217 bhp / liter

Body kevlar / carbon fibre body
Chassis honeycomb aluminium monocoque with semi-stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,685 mm (105.7 in) / 1,565 mm (61.6 in) / 1,539 mm (60.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.72 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1984 Daytona 24 Hours (Sarel van der Merwe / Graham Duxbury / Tony Martin in 83G/04)

Past sales

Suggested reading
  • March, The Rise and Fall of a Motor Racing Legend, by Mike Lawrence
  • Golden Era - The history of Group C & IMSA GTP, by Ian Briggs and John Starkey
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