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  Hesketh 308C Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1975
Numbers built:2 (Later converted to Williams FW05)
Designed by:Harvey Postlethwaite for Hesketh
Predecessor:Hesketh 308 Cosworth
Successor:Williams FW05 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 12, 2009
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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 485 bhp / 362 KW @ 10,600 rpm
Torque 363 Nm / 268 ft lbs @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 162 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers, in-board rubber springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, double lower links, twin radius arms, rubber springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round, rear in-board
Gearbox Hewland FG 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,565 mm (101 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.84 bhp / kg

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