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  March 85G Buick
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1985
Numbers built:11 (all engines)
Internal name:85G
Designed by:Max Sardou, Adrian Newey and Robin Herd
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 11, 2013
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Engine
Configuration Buick / McLaren 90º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 3,425 cc / 209 cu in
Bore / Stroke 96.5 mm (3.8 in) / 77.7 mm (3.1 in)
Compression 9.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Turbo
Power 650 bhp / 485 KW
Red Line 8,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 190 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
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 March 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,794 mm (188.7 in) / 1,994 mm (78.5 in) / 1,069 mm (42.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,670 mm (105.1 in) / 1,575 mm (62 in) / 1,529 mm (60.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.72 bhp / kg

Resources
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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