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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1963
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Ron Tauranac for Motor Racing Developments
Predecessor:Brabham BT3 Climax
Successor:Brabham BT11 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 07, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWMV Mk 3 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,495 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 67.9 mm (2.7 in) / 51.6 mm (2 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 195 bhp / 145 KW @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 160 Nm / 118 ft lbs @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 130 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis multi-tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, upper link, twin parallel radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland HD 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 475 kilo / 1,047 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.41 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1964 French Grand Prix (Dan Gurney in F1-1-63)
1964 Mexican Grand Prix (Dan Gurney in F1-1-63)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • 1½-Litre Grand Prix Racing - Low Power, High Tech, by Mark Whitelock
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