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  Brabham BT49C Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1981
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Gordon Murray for Brabham
Successor:Brabham BT49D Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 16, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 147 kilo / 324.1 lbs
Construction magnesium alloy 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 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 490 bhp / 366 KW @ 10,750 rpm
Torque 353 Nm / 260 ft lbs @ 9,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 164 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, pull-rod actuated coil springs and dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,718 mm (107 in) / 1,702 mm (67 in) / 1,588 mm (62.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.84 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1981 Argentine Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet in BT49C/11)
1981 San Marino Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet in BT49C/9)
1981 German Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet in BT49C/14)

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