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Renault RE 40

Country F
Year 1983
Engine Renault-Gordini EF1
Engine Type 90°V6
Cams 4
Valves/cyl 4.0000
Compression "7,0"
Bore 86.000
Stroke 42.800
Capacity (cc) 1492
Power (at revs) 640 HP/10500
Torque 421 Nm/9000
Induction "2 KKK(3,0)"
Ignition Marelli
Fuel system Kugelfischer f.i.
Chassis type Carbonfibre monocoque
Body type single seater
Designer M. Tętu
Front suspension "coil, wishbone, rocker"
Rear suspension "coil, wishbone, rocker"
Shock absorbers DeCarbon
Engine position mid
Wheelbase (mm) 2730
Front track (mm) 1740
Rear track (mm) 1630
Weight (kg) 545
Drive rear
Number of gears 5
Gearbox Renault/Hewland
Fuel tank size (litres) 240
Brakes Lockheed
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims "11,5 x 13"
Rear rims "16,5 x 13"
Tyres Michelin
Front tyres 23/62 - 13X
Rear tyres 40/66 - 13X
Maximum speed (kph)

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