RB4 technical specifications

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The Red Bull Racing Team today proudly presented their 2008 contender, the RB4. It's the second car designed by Adrian Newey. Just like last season, the new car will have a Renault engine in the back. Here are the specifications of the RB4:

Chassis

Chassis: Composite monocoque structure, designed and built in-house, carrying the Renault V8 engine as fully stressed member
Transmission: Seven-speed gearbox, longitudinally mounted with hydraulic system for power shift and clutch operation. AP Racing clutch
Wheels: OZ Racing, Front: 12.7in x 13in, Rear: 13.4in x 13in
Tyres: Bridgestone
Suspension: Front: Aluminium alloy uprights, upper and lower carbon wishbones and pushrods, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Multimatic dampers
Rear: Aluminium alloy uprights, upper and lower carbon wishbones and pushrods, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Multimatic dampers
Brakes: Brembo calipers / Hitco carbon discs and pads
Electronics: FIA (MESL) standard control unit
Fuel: Elf


Renault engine RS27 - 2008

Number of cylinders: 8
Capacity: 2400cc
Max rpm: 19,000rpm
Number of valves: 32
Vee angle: 90 degrees
Power output: Not disclosed
Engine construction: Cylinder block in cast aluminium
Engine management: FIA (MESL) standard control unit TAG310B
Oil: Elf
Weight: FIA minimum weight of 95kg


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News on 16 January 2008