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  Article Image gallery (29) F1-1-62 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Ron Tauranac for Motor Racing Developments
Successor:Brabham BT7 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 02, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWMV Mk 2 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,494 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 63.0 mm (2.5 in) / 60.0 mm (2.4 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 4 Weber Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 186 bhp / 139 KW @ 8,500 rpm
Torque 161 Nm / 119 ft lbs @ 7,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 124 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower links, reversed top wishbones, twin trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox Colotti-Francis Type 34 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 485 kilo / 1,069 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,346 mm (53 in) / 1,283 mm (50.5 in)
Fuel tank 127 Litre (33.5 Gallon US / 27.9 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 6 x 13 / 7 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.38 bhp / kg

Race history
Drivers of note Jack Brabham

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  Article Image gallery (29) F1-1-62 Specifications