Virgin Racing launch Marussia Virgin MVR-02 F1 car 

Written by David on February 07th, 2011 at 1:52 pmLast Update: February 07th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Virgin Racing unveiled today at the BBC Television Centre in London their 2011 single seater, the Marussia Virgin Racing MVR-02.





Marussia Virgin Racing MVR-02 Technical Specifications:

  • Chassis:
    Construction: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox
  • Supension:
    Wishbones: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction with titanium flexure joints
    Uprights: Virgin Racing aluminium alloy construction
    Dampers: Penske
  • Wheels and tyres:
    Wheels: BBS
    Tyres: Pirelli P Zero
  • Fuel System:
    Fuel cell: ‘FT5′ safety specification
    Fuel Capacity: In excess of 220 litres
  • Brakes:
    Calipers: AP Racing 4 pot calipers
    Discs/pads: Hitco Carbon-Carbon
  • Steering:
    Steering wheel: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction
    Power steering: Virgin Racing hydraulic steering assist
    Driver seat: Anatomically formed carbon composite
    Seat belts: Six-point harness (75mm shoulder straps with HANS system)
  • Electronics:
    ECU and logging system: FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system
  • Transmission:
    Gearbox: Virgin Racing precision aluminium construction with 7- speed, longitudinally mounted internals
    Differential: Electronically controlled hydraulic differential
    Gear selection: Paddle operated hydraulic shift system with “seamless shift”
    Clutch: AP Racing
    Driveshafts: One-piece driveshafts with integral tripod joints
  • Dimensions:
    Overall length: Approx 5200 mm
    Overall height: Approx 950 mm
    Overall width: Approx 1800 mm
    Wheelbase: Approx 3300 mm

Cosworth CA2011 Engine:

  • Designation: COSWORTH CA2011
  • Duty cycle type: 4 stroke reciprocating piston, normally aspirated
  • Configuration: 8 cylinders in banked V configuration with an angle of 90 degrees
  • Construction: cast aluminium alloy cylinder block and head, forged aluminium pistons, steel crankshaft
  • Capacity: 2,400cc
  • Valves: 32 with pneumatic valve springs
  • Maximum speed: limited to 18,000 rpm
  • Timing: double overhead cams driven via compliant gear from crankshaft
  • Mass: in excess of 95 KG
  • Cyclinder bore: less than 98mm
  • Fuelling: 8 injectors supplied by a pressurized system at 100 bar
  • Ignition: 8 ignition coils each driving single spark plug
  • Lubrication: dry sump
  • Spark plugs: Champion

Images © Marussia Virgin Racing

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