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Eagle '78-02 (CART)

Country GB/USA
Year 1979
Engine Ford Cosworth DFX
Engine Type 90V8
Cams 4
Valves/cyl 4.0000
Bore 88.260
Stroke 53.500
Capacity (cc) 2618
Power (at revs) 825 HP/9500
Torque 667 Nm/8000
Induction turbo
Ignition Mallory
Fuel system Hilborn f.i.
Chassis type Aluminium monocoque
Body type single seater
Front suspension "coil, double wishbone"
Rear suspension "coil, double wishbone"
Shock absorbers Gabriel
Engine position mid
Wheelbase (mm) 2692
Front track (mm) 1600
Rear track (mm) 1549
Weight (kg) 682
Drive rear
Number of gears 4
Gearbox Weisman
Fuel tank size (litres)
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims 10 x 15
Rear rims 14 x 15
Tyres Goodyear
Front tyres 24.0/10.0-15
Rear tyres 27.0/14.0-15
Maximum speed (kph) 345

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