Lotus E20

We were all really looking forward to check out this presentation,and i have to say it`s really impressing.

E20 that`s the name of the new car.I have to admit that it looks fabulous!Even with the new nose,so far this car can be named as the most attractive on the grid,and fast as i`m hoping myself.

Let`s get down to the presentation!

We could witness it on youtube,and it was already mixed clip(no live footage)

Getting closer to the car:

CHASSIS

Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Lotus F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27-2012 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.

FRONT SUSPENSION

Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.

REAR SUSPENSION

Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted in the top of the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.

TRANSMISSION

Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.

FUEL SYSTEM

Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.

COOLING SYSTEM

Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car’s forward motion.

ELECTRICAL

MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit. braKiNg system
Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by AP Racing. Master cylinders by AP racing and Brembo.

COCKPIT

Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point or eight-point harness seat belt by OMP Racing. Steering wheel integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.

KERS

Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store. Motor Generator supplied by Renault Sport F1. Electronic control unit by Magneti-Marelli.

P.S If you listen very attentively,you`ll find out why exactly F-1 cars now have such “nose”.

Coming up:RBR,STR,Sauber

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