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  Lotus 98T Renault
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1986
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Gerard Ducarouge for Lotus
Predecessor:Lotus 97T Renault
Successor:Lotus 99T Honda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 23, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Renault EF15B 90º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 1,493 cc / 91.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.1 mm (3.2 in) / 49.4 mm (1.9 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Belt driven
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Twin Garrett Turbos
Power 900 bhp / 671 KW @ 11,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 603 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body Kevlar panels
Chassis carbon fibre composite with aluminium honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, pull-rod actuated coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated carbon ceramic discs
Gearbox Lotus / Hewland 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 539 kilo / 1,188 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,597 mm (181 in) / 2,032 mm (80 in) / 1,054 mm (41.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,718 mm (107 in) / 1,816 mm (71.5 in) / 1,619 mm (63.7 in)
Fuel tank 195 Litre (51.5 Gallon US / 42.9 Gallon Imperial)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.67 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1986 Spanish Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in 98T - 3)
1986 Detroit Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in 98T - 3)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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  Article Image gallery (34) Chassis (2) Specifications