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Mecachrome GC37-01


The engine was a re-badged Renault RS09 V10 engine , carrying minor upgrades


Chassis: Williams FW20 as Mecachrome , re-badged as Playlife for Benetton B198

Season : 1998

Total Displacement: 2.999 cc

Configuration : V10

Cylinder angle : 71 deg

Timing Gear: 4 per cylinder, pneumatically controlled

Evolution : no major updates during season

Weight: 121 kg

Max. Power Output : 760-775 bhp , 15.600-17.000 rpm , around 50 bhp short of Mercedes engine

Dimensions : 623 mm L x 542 mm W x 395 mm H

Materials : Cylinder heads in aluminium, cylinder block, oil sump and timing cover in thin aluminium

Fuel : Petrobras

Lubricants: Castrol

Cooling System: Two Secan water radiators either side of chassis; two IMI oil radiators

Electronics: Magneti Marelli

Reliability: good

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