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Gilles Villeneuve



Model

126 C2

Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1982/1983.

First race


South African Grand Prix of 23.1.1982.

Engine


Type 021, 6 cylinders in 120° V, rear-mounted. Light alloy cylinder block and heads, press-fitted aluminium cylinder liners. Water cooled.

Bore and stroke


81 x 48.4 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


249.4 / 1,496.43 cc.

Compression ratio


6.5:1.

Max. power output


580 bhp at 11,000 rpm.

Timing gear


4 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead cams per bank of cylinders. Gear drive at rear.

Fuel feed


Forced. 2 KKK turbos and Lucas-Ferrari electronic indirect injection.

Ignition


Single. Magneti Marelli Raceplex electronic capacitive discharge.

Lubrication


Forced, dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Multi-plate clutch. New, narrow, 025 gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, transverse in block with ZF limited slip friction plates differential.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type 631. Stress-bearing body with mixed aluminium-carbon honeycomb and HEXCEL material base.

Front suspension


Double wishbones: double triangles, inboard spring/damper units.

Rear suspension


Double wishbones: upper trapezium, lower triangle.

Steering


Rack and pinion.

Brakes


Ventilated cast iron discs all round. Brembo aluminium callipers.

Tyres


Front 23.5-10.0-13, rear 26.0-15.5-15.

Rims


Multi-piece. Front 13, rear 15.

Wheelbase


2,657.8 mm.

Front/rear track


1,787.4 mm / 1,644 mm.

Length


4,333 mm.

Width


2,110 mm.

Height


1,025 mm.

Weight with water and oil


From 587.5 to 597.5 kg.

Fuel tank (litres)


240 (fuel 102 octane RON and Avgas).

Bodywork


Composite single-seater body