The car and engine

The car and engine

Everything there is to know about the GP2/11 specifications

Overall length: 5065 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall height: 1072 mm (including FOM roll hoop camera)
Wheelbase: 3120 mm
Overall weight: 688 kg (driver on-board)


V8 - 4 litre naturally aspirated - 612 HP @ 10.000 rpm - made by Mecachrome.
8 in 1 exhaust.
Fly by wire accelerator system.
Rebuild after 3600 to 4000 km.
Torque 500Nm @ 8000 rpm.

0 - 100 km/h, 2.90 sec
0 - 200 km/h, 6.60 sec
Maximum speed: 330 km/h (Monza aero configuration)
Max. braking deceleration -3.5 G
Max. lateral acceleration +/- 3.9 G 

Monocoque and Bodywork
Survival cell - Sandwich Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure made by Dallara.
Front and rear wing - Carbon structures made by Dallara.
Bodywork - Carbon - Kevlar honeycomb structures made by Dallara.

Steering system
Non assisted rack and pinion steering system.
XAP steering wheel with dashboard, marshalling display, gear change and clutch paddles.

6-speed longitudinal Hewland sequential gearbox.
Electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.
AP Carbon clutch.
No on-board starter, anti-stall system.
Non hydraulic ramp differential.

Fuel cell
FIA Standard.
Premier FT5 125 litres.

Electronic features
Magneti Marelli Marvel 8 ECU/GCU including data logging system.
XAP power supply management unit.
CAN data acquisition pre-equipment.
Beacon receiver.

Double steel wishbones, pushrod operated, twin dampers and torsion bars suspension (F) and spring suspension (R).
Adjustable ride height, camber and toe.
Two way (F) / Four way (R) adjustable Koni dampers.
Adjustable anti-roll bar (Front/Rear).

6 pistons monobloc Brembo callipers.
Hitco carbon-carbon brake discs and pads.

Wheels and tyres
F1 standard wheel dimensions.
O.Z. Racing.
Magnesium rims
13” x 12” front
13” x 13.7” rear
GP2 series specific Pirelli slick tyres.

Safety standards
FIA F1 safety standards including: Front, side, rear and steering column impact tests.
Front and rear roll hoop, impact structures and monocoque push tests.
Anti-intrusion survival cell protection panels.
Wheel retainer safety cables.

Extinguisher System
LIFELINE (electrically operated).

Camera equipment
Roll hoop, nose cone and face shot camera pre-equipment.

Exact functionality of DRS used in Formula One.
Hydraulic activation.

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