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  Lotus 88B Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1981
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Colin Chapman with Peter Wright, Tony Rudd and Martin Ogilvie
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 05, 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
Body one-piece carbon fibre body and underbody
Chassis carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque with fully stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FGA 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 584 kilo / 1,288 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,260 mm (167.7 in) / 2,172 mm (85.5 in) / 1,016 mm (40 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,692 mm (106 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 1,626 mm (64 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.84 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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