Ferrari 126C3

Ferrari 126C3 image

Active: 1983
Team: Scuderia Ferrari SpA

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


Chassis: Type 632 monocoque: two Kevlar and carbon fibre composite shells bonded and bolted together
Front Suspension: Double wishbones, pull-rod
Rear Suspension: Double wishbones, pull-rod
Brakes: Ventilated cast iron discs all round, Brembo aluminium callipers
Steering: Rack and pinion
Fuel Tank: 220 litres, mid-mounted, 102 octane RON fuel and Avgas
Bodywork: Composite, only for side panelling


Length: 4,130 mm
Width: 2,110 mm
Height: 1,025 mm
Wheelbase and Front/ Rear Track: 2,600/1,768.4/1,666 mm
Kerb Weight (with water and oil): 552 kg
Front Tyres: 23.5-10.5-13", Goodyear
Rear Tyres: 26.0-15.0-15", Goodyear
Wheels: split rims, front 13", rear 16"


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: 6.7:1
Max. Power Output: 600 bhp at 10,500 rpm
Timing Gear: 4 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead cams per cylinder bank, gear driven off the rear of the engine
Fuel Feed: Turbocharged, 2 KKK turbos mounted centrally above the engine, Lucas-Ferrari electronic indirect injection, Emulsistem
Ignition: Single plug, Magneti Marelli electronic capacitive discharge
Lubrication System: Dry sump
Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, multi-plate clutch, 025 5- or 6-speed gearbox + reverse, transverse in unit with ZF limited-slip friction plate differential
Gear Ratios: Variable depending on track