LOTUS – FORD COSWORTH 49B
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The Lotus – Ford Cosworth 49B is the winning car of the Formula 1 World Championship of 1968. In 1967, in collaboration with Ford, Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe created a car that again revolutionized Formula 1.In the first year despite some victories the problems of reliability forced Clark to lose the title. In 1968 the American company perfected its engine by improving driveability and reliability.
The English Gold Leaf Team Lotus with Graham Hill at the wheel of the Lotus – Ford Cosworth 49B winner the Formula 1 World Championship in 1968, for the Scottish rider was the second and last world title. The Lotus won the first race with Jim Clark proving to be the favorite for the title victory, but lost his life in a crash in Hockenheim in a Formula 2 race. The rest of the season had a duel between Hill and Stewart with Matra, the first obtained the title with a victory at the last seasonal Grand Prix in Mexico. The Lotus team also won the constructors title.
Designed: Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Length: 4026 mm
Width: 1879 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Suspension front: Lower wishbone, top lever arm, coil springs over dampers
Suspension rear: Reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Ford Cosworth 2993 cc V8 90°
Power: > 415 CV injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland-Lotus five speed manual gearbox
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 144 lt
Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1968 with driver Graham Hill
GP winner: GP of Spain 1968, GP of Monaco 1968, GP of Mexico 1968
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