Lotus F1 Team 2012 car
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque,
manufactured by Lotus F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum
weight. RS27-2012 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a
pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which
are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ
machined magnesium wheels.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs
and transverse-mounted damper units mounted in the top of the gearbox
casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift”
system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled
using airflow from the car’s forward motion.
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit. braKiNg system
Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by AP Racing. Master cylinders by AP racing
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with
six-point or eight-point harness seat belt by OMP Racing. Steering wheel
integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.
Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an
energy store. Motor Generator supplied by Renault Sport F1. Electronic
control unit by Magneti-Marelli.
Configuration: 2.4l v8
No of cylinders: 8
No of valves: 32
Displacement: 2400 cc
V angle: 90°
Power output: 750 bhp
Spark plugs: semi surface discharge
Ignition system: high energy inductive
Pistons: aluminium alloy
Engine block: aluminium alloy
Crankshaft: Nitrided alloy steel with tungsten alloy counterweights
Connecting rods: titanium alloy
Throttle system: 8 butterflies
Front track: 1450 mm
Rear track: 1400 mm
Overall Length: 5038 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall weight: 640 kg, with driver, cameras and ballast
Source: Lotus F1 Team