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Ligier JS 5

Country GB
Year 1976
Engine Matra MS76
Engine Type 60V12
Cams 4
Valves/cyl 4.0000
Compression "11,0"
Bore 79.700
Stroke 50.000
Capacity (cc) 2993
Power (at revs) 500 HP/11600
Torque 324 Nm/9400
Ignition Ducellier
Fuel system Lucas f.i.
Chassis type Aluminium monocoque
Body type single seater
Designer P. Carillo
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Shock absorbers
Engine position mid
Wheelbase (mm) 2608
Front track (mm) 1536
Rear track (mm) 1600
Weight (kg) 605
Drive rear
Number of gears 5
Gearbox Hewland TL 2-200
Fuel tank size (litres)
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims
Rear rims
Tyres Goodyear
Front tyres 9.5/20.0-13
Rear tyres 16.2/26.0-13
Maximum speed (kph) 300

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