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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1967
Numbers built:9
Designed by:Ron Tauranac for Motor Racing Developments
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 22, 2014
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Configuration Ford Cosworth FVA Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 1,598 cc / 97.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 69.1 mm (2.7 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 218 bhp / 163 kW
BHP/Liter 136 bhp / liter

Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FT 200 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 430 kilo / 948 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,301 mm (90.6 in) / 1,325 mm (52.2 in) / 1,327 mm (52.2 in)
Fuel tank 117 Litre (30.9 Gallon US / 25.7 Gallon Imperial)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.51 bhp / kg

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