Lotus 49B 1968 Design Interior Exterior Car

Following a troublesome first year for Lotus in the 3-liter recipe, Chapman about-faced to the planning phase and thought of an outline that was both simple, and a jump ahead. Taking motivation from prior outlines, especially the Lotus 43 and Lotus 38 Indycar, the 49 was the first F1 auto to be fueled by the Ford Cosworth DFV motor after Chapman persuaded Ford to assemble a F1 power-plant.

The 49 was a propelled plan in Formula 1 as a result of its suspension design. The extraordinarily outlined motor turned into an anxiety bearing basic part (seen prior with the H16 motor in the Lotus 43 and BRM P83, however preceding that in the front-engined Lancia D50 of 1954),[4] darted to the monocoque toward one side and the suspension and gearbox at the other. From that point forward for all intents and purposes all Formula 1 autos have been fabricated along these lines.

The 49 was a testbed for a few new bits of racecar innovation and presentation. Lotus was the first group to utilize aerofoil wings, which showed up mostly through 1968. Initially these wings were catapulted straightforwardly to the suspension and were bolstered by slim struts. The wings were mounted a few feet over the case of the auto for successful use in clean air, however after a few breakages which prompted close deadly mischances, the high wings were banned and Lotus was compelled to mount the wings specifically to the bodywork.

Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 430 bhp / 321 KW @ 10,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 144 bhp / liter
Chassis aluminium monocoque with front subframe and fully stressed engine
Front suspension lower wishbone, top lever arm, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland DG300 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 530 kilo / 1,168 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,026 mm (158.5 in) / 1,880 mm (74 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,664 mm (104.9 in) / 1,524 mm (60 in) / 1,549 mm (61 in)
Tyres (fr/r) 4.75/10.3 – 15 / 6/13.5 – 15
Power to weight 0.81 bhp / kg

Lotus 49B 1968 Design Interior Exterior Car

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