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TYPE 86   1980
Formula 1

Engine: Cosworth Ford DFV-V8, 2993cc-------------------
Gearbox: Hewland FGA  5- speed------------------------------
Chassis: Twin chassis,  with inner aluminum-------------
  monocoque, and outer moulded carbon-composite-----
Front Suspension: Upper rocking arms, lower-----------
  wishbones, and inboard coil spring / damper units.------
Rear Suspension: Lower wishbones, upper rocking--
arms, and inboard coil springs / damper units.-----------
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in.---------------------------------------------------
Front  Track: 5 ft. 6 in.------------------------------------------------
Rear Track: 5 ft. 4 in.--------------------------------------------------
Weight: 1150 lbs.------------------------------------------------------

The Lotus 86 never raced.--------------------------------------------------
The Lotus 86 was yet another of Chapman's strokes of-------
  genius, for it used two chassis, one for aerodynamic------------
 ground effects downforce and the other to carry the driver.-
It was a system that allowed the driver to be insulated-------
 from the harshness of the stiffly sprung aerodynamic--------
chassis by putting him in a separate softly sprung chassis.