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  Ligier JS3 Cosworth

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Michel Tetu
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 22, 2014
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Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 86.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 420 bhp / 313 kW @ 9,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 140 bhp / liter

Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FG 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 650 kilo / 1,433 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,250 mm (88.6 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.65 bhp / kg

Suggested reading
  • Auto Passion (February, 1991)
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