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Wed, 7 February, 2007Tech Specs of the Spyker F8-VII

Spyker launched their 2007 challenger, the Ferrari-powered F8-VII on Monday at Silverstone, the organisation's first ever Formula One car after its takeover of Midland F1 in September last year. Only now has Manipe F1 been able to gets its hands on the car's technical specifications, details of which are below. Interestingly enough though, the team have refused to disclose many specific details about the car, including the exact overall length of the vehicle, with the F8-VII's wheelbase also remaining a mystery.

Spyker F8-VII Technical Specifications
Chassis: Full carbon fibre composite monocoque
Front suspension: Composite pushrods activating chassis mounted in-line dampers and torsion bars, unequal length composite aerodynamic wishbones, front anti-roll bar and cast uprights.
Rear suspension: Composite pushrods activating gearbox mounted rotary dampers & torsion bars, unequal length composite aerodynamic wishbones, and cast uprights.
Transmission: In-house Spyker design. 7-speed + reverse longitudinal gearbox with electrohydraulic sequential gear change
Wheel base: More than 3000 mm
Front track: 1480 mm
Rear track: 1418 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall length: Approx. 5000 mm
Overall weight: 605 kg (with driver, by regulations)
Clutch: Triple plate AP racing clutch
Wheels: Forged BBS wheels to Spyker specification
Fuel tank capacity: Over 90 kg

Ferrari Tipo 056 Technical Specifications
Designation: Ferrari F1-056H
Number of Cylinders: 8
Capacity: 2398 cc
Horsepower: More than 700 bhp
Revolutions: 19,000 rpm (by regulation)
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: NGK

Source: Spyker F1 Team

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