RENAULT ALPINE A442B n.2
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The Renault Alpine A442B is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1978. The car designed by the collaboration between the French manufacturer and the Alpine, was an evolution of the A442 of the year before, on the cockpit was mounted a windshield Plexiglas to increase the top speed of 8 km/h, but forcing the riders to a sacrifice in driving due to the heat it caused.
The French Renault Sport team with Didier Pironi and Jean Pierre Jaussand with the Renault Alpine A442B n.2 winner the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978. In the second arrived the Porsche 936-78 n.6 of the Martini Racing Porsche System team of Bob Wollek, Jurgen Barth, Jacky Ickx with a gap of five laps and the Porsche 936-77 n.7 of Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg and Reinhold Joest spaced seven laps. The French team brought the A443 version to the race with a longer wheelbase and a more powerful engine, which commanded the race for eighteen hours but was forced to retire due to engine problems.
Renault Alpine A442B
Designed: François Castaing, Bernard Dudot
Aluminium reinforced steel spaceframe
Length: 4800 mm
Width: 1840 mm
Height: 1300 mm
Suspension front: Four-link, coil springs, Koni telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: Four-link, coil springs, Koni telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Renault Gordini CHS 1997 cc V6 90° Turbo
Power: 368 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland TL200 MK2 manual five rapports.
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Fuel brand: Elf
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1978 with drivers Didier Pironi, Jean Pierre Jaussand
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