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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1983
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Gordon Murray for Brabham
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 29, 2013
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Engine
Configuration BMW M12/13 Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 165 kilo / 363.8 lbs
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 1,499 cc / 91.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 89.2 mm (3.5 in) / 60.0 mm (2.4 in)
Compression 6.7:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Bosch/Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration KKK Turbo
Power 640 bhp / 477 KW @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 450 Nm / 332 ft lbs @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 427 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body carbon-fibre composite
Chassis aluminium and carbon-fibre monocoque, rear subframe
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod operated coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox Brabham/Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,845 mm (112 in) / 1,753 mm (69 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in)
Fuel tank 195 Litre (51.5 Gallon US / 42.9 Gallon Imperial)
Tyres (fr/r) 23/62 - 13X / 40/66 x 13X

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.19 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1983 Brazilian Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet in 011-4)
1983 Italian Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet)
1983 European Grand Prix (Nelson Piquet)
1983 South African Grand Prix (Riccardo Patrese in BT52/6)

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