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  Lotus 97T Renault

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1985
Designed by:Gerard Ducarouge for Lotus
Predecessor:Lotus 95T Renault
Successor:Lotus 98T Renault
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Configuration Renault EF15 90º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 1,494 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.1 mm (3.2 in) / 49.4 mm (1.9 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Renix electric Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Garrett Turbos
Power 900 bhp / 671 kW @ 11,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 602 bhp / liter

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 ventilated discs, all-round
Drive Rear wheel drive

Race history
Major wins
1985 Portuguese Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1985 San Marino Grand Prix (Elio de Angelis)
1985 Belgian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)

Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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