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VR-01 car specifications


          The VR-01 is the first of a new breed of race car, designed exclusively using CFD – computational fluid dynamics. This radical all-digital design approach is driven by Virgin Racing technical super-brain, Nick Wirth. And you can get all the tech data right here

Construction
Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox

Suspension
Wishbones: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction with titanium flexure joints
Uprights: Virgin Racing aluminium alloy construction
Dampers Penske

Wheels and Tyres
Wheels: BBS
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza

Fuel System
Fuel cel: ‘FT5’ safety specification
Fuel capacity: In excess of 200 litres

Brakes
Calipers: AP Racing 6 pot calipers
Discs/pads: Hitco Carbon-Carbon

Steering
Steering wheel: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction
Power steering: Virgin Racing hydraulic steering assist
Driver seat: Anatomically formed carbon composite
Seat belts: Six-point harness (75mm shoulder straps with HANS system)

Electronics
ECU and logging system: FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system

Transmission
Gearbox: Virgin Racing precision aluminium construction with 7-speed, longitudinally mounted Xtrac internals

Differential Gear Selection: Electronically controlled hydraulic differential Paddle operated hydraulic shift system with “seamless shift”

Clutch: AP Racing

Driveshafts: One–piece driveshafts with integral tripod joints

Dimensions
Overall Length: Approx 5500 mm
Overall Height: Approx 950 mm
Overall Width: Approx 1800 mm
Wheelbase: Approx 3200 mm

ENGINE

Designation
Cosworth CA2010

Duty Cycle Type
4 stroke reciprocating piston, normally aspirated

Configuration
8 cylinders in banked V configuration with an angle of 90 degrees

Construction
Cast aluminium alloy cylinder block and head, forged aluminium

Capacity
2,400cc

Valves
32 with pneumatic valve springs

Mass
In excess of 95kg

Cylinder Bore
Less than 98mm

Fueling
8 injectors supplied by a pressurized system at 100bar

Ignition
8 ignition coils each driving single spark plug

Lubrication
Dry sump

Spark Plugs
Champion

source : http://www.virginracing.com/

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