GULF MIRAGE GR8 – COSWORTH n.11
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The Gulf Mirage GR8 Cosworth is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1975. The car was designed expressly for the French race by the team of John Wyer supported by the oil sponsor Gulf, the English team manager had announced the withdrawal, but I think about it after the change of regulation that greatly limited consumption and that led to the renunciation of many official builders. Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell won the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Gulf Mirage GR8 Cosworth n.11, which thanks to the American engine showed a great regularity and reliability. The English team also celebrated the third place of the Gulf Mirage GR8 n.10 of Vern Schuppan and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud with six laps from the winners, between the two GR8 came the Ligier JS2 Cosworth n.5 Jean-Louis Lafosse and Guy Chasseuil with a gap of one lap.
Designed: John Wyer and John Horsman
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: Single top links, twin parallel lower links, twin radius arms, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 a 90°
Power: 280 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland five speed Manual
Fuel brand: Gulf
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1975 with drivers Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell