Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
Argentine Grand Prix of 13.1.1957.
8 cylinders in 90° V, aspirated, front-mounted, light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted cast iron cylinder liners, 135 mm connecting rod, water cooled.
Bore and stroke
76 x 68.5 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
310.75 / 2,485.98 cc.
Max. power output
275 bhp at 8,400 rpm.
2 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive.
4 Solex 40 PII vertical twin choke carburettors.
Double, with 2 Marelli magnetos.
Forced with dry sump.
Rear. Dry twin-plate clutch, rear transverse gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, in block with self-locking differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Type F1 8CL Steel tube structure.
Double wishbones: double triangles, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.
De Dion axle, 2 longitudinal struts, transverse upper leaf spring, Houdaille lever dampers.
Worm and sector.
Bimetallic finned drums on all four wheels. Hydraulic control.
Front 5.50x16î, rear 7.00x16î. Englebert.
Spoked, light alloy.
1,305 / 1,334 mm.
Weight with water and oil
200 litres. 2 side and 1 rear tank. (Aircraft fuel NO 100/130).
Aluminium single-seater body.