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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1975
Numbers built:2
Designed by:John Wyer / John Horsman
Predecessor:Mirage GR7 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 25, 2013
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Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 375 bhp / 280 kW @ 9,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 125 bhp / liter

Body fibreglass reinforced polyester
Chassis aluminium monocoque with steel reinforcements, engine mounted semi-stressed
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, twin parallel lower links, twin radius arms, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes internally ventilated and cross-drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Race history
Major wins
1975 24 Hours of Le Mans (Derek Bell / Jacky Ickx in GR8/801)

Past sales

Suggested reading
  • Racing in the Rain, by John Horsman
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  Article Image gallery (39) Chassis (2) Specifications