RA108 technical specifications

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The official presentation of the Honda Racing F1 Team’s 2008 challenger took place today at the team’s operational headquarters in Brackley, UK. The launch followed an initial shakedown period with the all-new RA108 in Valencia last week, in which the team’s race drivers put evaluation mileage on the car.

RA108 Technical specifications:


Construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure

Suspension: Wishbone & pushrod-activated torsion springs & rockers

Dampers: Showa

Wheels: BBS forged magnesium

Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza

Brakes: Alcon calipers

Brake: discs/pads Carbon/Carbon

Steering: Honda power assisted Rack & Pinion

Steering wheel: Honda carbon fibre construction

Electronics: FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system


Gearbox: Carbon composite maincase: 7-speed unit, Honda internals

Gear: selection Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation

Clutch: Carbon plate


Overall length: 4700mm

Overall height: 950mm

Overall width: 1800mm


Name: Honda RA808E

Displacement: 2.4 litres

Configuration: V8 - naturally aspirated

Vee angle: 90 degrees

Maximum power: More than 700 ps

Maximum revs: 19000 rpm

Valve train: 4 valves per cylinder - pneumatic valve system

Throttle system: Electronic hydraulically-operated system

Spark Plugs: NGK