Rondeau M379B Cosworth n.16 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1980

RONDEAU M379B – COSWORTH n.16

HISTORY

The Rondeau M379B Cosworth n.16 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1980. Designed by its founder Jean Rondeau the French prototype was born from the bases of the Inaltera LM, the famous Ford Cosworth DFV was the engine used, tested for the duration races.

Rondeau and Jassaud won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1980 with the Rondeau M379B Cosworth n.16, is the first time that a driver wins with a car that bears his name. The race initially conditioned by the rain saw the furious comeback of the Porsche 908/80 n.9 of Ickx and Joest faster, but at six hours of the end he had problems with the gearbox and lost three laps from the French car. The M379B ran the last hours of the race and won by two laps.

CHASSIS

Rondeau M379B
Aluminium block and head
Length: 4370 mm
Width: 1980 mm
Height: 1020 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 90° Turbo
Power: 343 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland manual five rapports.
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1980 with drivers Jean Rondeau, Jean Pierre Jaussaud

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