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  Rondeau M378 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1978
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Jean Rondeau
Predecessor:Inaltera GTP Cosworth
Successor:Rondeau M379 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 03, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 161 kilo / 354.9 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,998 cc / 182.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.6 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 460 bhp / 343 KW @ 10,300 rpm
Torque 324 Nm / 239 ft lbs @ 8,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 153 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass panels
Chassis aluminium panel reinforced steel spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, twin lower links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round, rear in-board
Gearbox Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 760 kilo / 1,676 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,410 mm (173.6 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,480 mm (97.6 in) / 1,432 mm (56.4 in) / 1,556 mm (61.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.61 bhp / kg
Top Speed 325 km/h (202 mph)

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