Ferrari 126C2B

Ferrari 126C2B image

Active: 1983
Team: Scuderia Ferrari SpA

Designers: Mauro Forghieri, Harvey Postlethwaite
Drivers: Patrick Tambay (27), René Arnoux (28)


Chassis: Type 631, monocoque, mixed aluminium-carbonfibre honeycomb and HEXCEL base material
Front Suspension: Double wishbones, inboard spring/damper units
Rear Suspension: Double wishbones
Brakes: ventilated cast iron discs all round, Brembo aluminium callipers
Steering: Rack and pinion
Length: 4,333 mm
Width: 2,110 mm
Height: 1,025 mm
Wheelbase and Front/ Rear Track: 2,657.8/1,787.4/1,644 mm
Kerb Weight (with water and oil): 595 kg
Front Tyres: 23.5-10.0-13"
Rear Tyres: 26.0-15.5-15"
Wheels: split rims, front 13", rear 15"
Fuel Tank: 240 litres (102 octane RON fuel and Avgas)
Bodywork: Composite single-seater body


Engine: Type 021, rear-mounted 120° V6, Light alloy cylinder block and heads, aluminium WET liners, water cooled
Bore & Stroke: 81 x 48.4 mm
Unitary and Total Displacement: 249.40/1,496.43 cc
Compression Ratio: 6.5:1
Max. Power Output: 580 bhp at 11,000 rpm
Timing Gear: 4 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead cams per cylinder bank, gear driven off rear of the engine
Fuel Feed: Turbocharged, 2 KKK turbos and Lucas-Ferrari electronic indirect injection
Ignition: Single plug, Magneti Marelli Raceplex electronic capacitive discharge
Lubrication System: Dry sump
Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, multi-plate clutch, reduced width 025 5-speed gearbox + reverse, transverse in unit with ZF limited-slip friction plates differential
Gear Ratios: Variable depending on track