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  Williams FW08C Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1983
Numbers built:6 (one unused)
Internal name:FW08
Designed by:Patrick Head and Frank Dernie for Williams
Predecessor:Williams FW08 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 23, 2013
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFY 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 58.8 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 530 bhp / 395 KW @ 11,600 rpm
Torque 395 Nm / 291 ft lbs @ 9,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 177 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension doubles wishbones, pull-rod actuated coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board mounted coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated and cross-drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FGA 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,604 mm (102.5 in) / 1,803 mm (71 in) / 1,575 mm (62 in)
Fuel tank 190 Litre (50.2 Gallon US / 41.8 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 15 / 16 x 13
Tyres (fr/r) 10.0/23.5 - 15 / 15.0/26.0 - 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.98 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1983 Monaco Grand Prix (Keijo Rosberg)
Drivers of note Jacques Laffite, Keijo Rosberg and Ayrton Senna

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