Ferrari 126 C2 1982

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StarLight Garage presents another Christmas gem, the Ferrari 126C form 1982.
This car was an exceptional racing car which won the constructor’s title in 1982, for me one of the most beautiful Formula 1 cars in the 80s.
Gilles Villeneuve or Didier Pironi could have won the championship with this car.
The only thing we can say is that both were extremely unlucky and for the one with the magical number 27, it becomes fatal.


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A tribute to

GILLES VILLENEUVE

R.I.P.
18 january 1950 - 8 may 1982


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Only tragedy saw Ferrari lose out on what looked like a sure-fire Drivers’ title in 1982. On May 8, one of Ferrari’s and the world’s most popular drivers Gilles Villeneuve was killed practice (Zolder F1 track in Belgium).

Barely three months later, Didier Pironi, who had a very strong lead in the rankings having won Imola and Zandvoort, was severely injured in the German Grand Prix warm-up and had to pull out of the rest of the season.

The 126 C2 proved itself to be quite a competitive car and in the end, won the Constructors’ title, thanks in part to Patrick Tambay (first at Hockenheim) and Mario Andretti, who were called in to replace the two unlucky drivers.

The car was a development of the previous model but was about 20 kg lighter. It retained the engine solution with twin overhead compressors with just one wastegate valve.

Each compressor received the exhaust gas from a line of cylinders and fed the opposite line to achieve a kind of fluid dynamic balance. The race for power had also begun and this was achieved by increasing the supercharged pressure.


Specifications

Units built: 6

Engine
Type: Rear, longitudinal 120° V6
Bore: 81 mm
Stroke: 48.4 mm
Unitary displacement: 249.40 cc
Total displacement: 1496.43 cc
Compression ratio: 6.5 : 1
Timing gear:4 valves per cilinder DOHC
Maximum power: 580 hp at 11,000 rpm
Power per litre: 388 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Engine weight: 140 kg
Valve actuation: Twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
Fuel feed: Twin turbos, Lucas-Ferrari electronic indirect injection
Ignition: Electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
Lubrication: Dry sump

Clutch: Multi-plate

Chassis
Frame: Monocoque, Hexcel carbon-fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite structure
Front suspension: Independent, twin wishbones, inboard springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Independent, twin wishbones, inboard springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Ventilated cast iron discs, Brembo aluminium callipers
Transmission: 5/6-speed + reverse
Steering: Rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank capacity: 240 litres (102 RON and Avgas)
Wheel size front: 13 inch
Wheel size rear: 15 inch
Front tyres: 23.5-10.0-13"
Rear tyres: 26.0-15.5-15"
Tyres make: Goodyear

Dimensions
Length: 4333 mm
Width: 2110 mm
Height: 1025 mm
Wheelbase: 2657.8 mm
Track front: 1787.4 mm
Weight: 595 kg



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Outeke

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Funny to see how design changed over the years.
Here they where still sitting (almost) on top of the front tires 👍

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