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Country of origin:Japan
Produced in:1965
Numbers built:3
Predecessor:Honda RA271
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 23, 2014
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Configuration RA272E 60º V12
Location Mid, transversely mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,495 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 58.1 mm (2.3 in) / 47.0 mm (1.9 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Keihin-Honda Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 12,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 154 bhp / liter

Body fibreglass
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe with stressed duralaminium panels
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 497 kilo / 1,096 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,289 mm (90.1 in) / 1,349 mm (53.1 in) / 1,674 mm (65.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.46 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1965 Mexican Grand Prix (Richie Ginther in RA272F-103)

Suggested reading
  • Classic Racing Cars, by Cyril Posthumus
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