Tyrrell 001

The Tyrrell 001 was a Formula One car which was raced in the 1970 and 1971 seasons.

The car was fitted with a 3.0 litre Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine. The car was raced by Jackie Stewart, where he won about half of his races in the car.

The engine is mid-mounted and made from a ccast aluminium block and head. It had four valves per cylinder and a DOHC. It was naturally aspirated with Lucas fuel injection. The engine produced 430bhp. Power was delivered to the rear wheels. A five-speed Hewland FG 400 manual gearbox was fitted.

The chassis was of an aluminium monocoque design with a fully stressed engine. The front suspension consisted of double wishbones with coil springs over dampers and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension consisted of double wishbones, trailing arms, coil springs over dampers and an anti-roll bar. Steering was by a rack-and-pinion setup. Ventilated disc brakes were fitted all-round.

The car now resides at the National Motor Museum.


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