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 Honda RA271
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This was Japan’s first Formula 1 car, and was created by Honda based on motorcycle technology. The laterally mounted V12 engine produced 220 ps/12,000 rpm, and the rear featured 4 exhaust pipes that each served 3 cylinders. The body was also a Honda-designed original, but it exceeded the minimum weight requirement by 75 kg as it had to support an engine weight of 209 kg.
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Storage location:HONDA COLLECTION HALL (Twin Ring Motegi, 120-1, Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3597)
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Year manufactured:1964
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Manufacturer:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Other
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Honda RA271
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Company name:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1964
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Vehicle type/usage:Racing car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Honda Collection Hall
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Model / Weight
Passenger capacity:1
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Vehicle weight:525 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Alloy monocoque + subframe
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Tire size:600L-13 700L-13
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Monocoque + tubular subframe
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Wheelbase:2300 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1300×1350 mm
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Steering:Round steering wheel
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Stabilizer:Torsion bar
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/V2
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Valve train:DOHC, intake: 2; Exhaust: 2
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Bore x stroke:58.1×47.0 mm
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Displacement:1495 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:Over 220/12000
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:6-speed
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Drive system:Mid
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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