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