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  Ligier JS17 Matra
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1981
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Michel Baujon for Ligier
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 12, 2016
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Engine
Configuration Matra MS 81 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 164 kilo / 361.6 lbs
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 79.7 mm (3.1 in) / 50.0 mm (2 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 513 bhp / 383 KW @ 12,000 rpm
Torque 326 Nm / 240 ft lbs @ 9,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 171 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass panels
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) AP Lockheed ventilated discs, 2-pot caliper, Gotti
Gearbox Hewland FGB 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 589 kilo / 1,299 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,780 mm (109.4 in) / 1,710 mm (67.3 in) / 1,678 mm (66.1 in)
Fuel tank 203 Litre (53.6 Gallon US / 44.7 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 13 / 16.5 x 13
Tyres (fr/r) Michelin 23/59 x 13 / 38/66 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.87 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1981 Austrian Grand Prix (Jacques Laffite in JS17/04)
1981 Canadian Grand Prix (Jacques Laffite in JS17/05)

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  Article Image gallery (25) JS17/04 Specifications