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Honda 2006 RA106 Technical Specifications

January 25,  2006


2006 Honda RA106
Honda

The newly launched Honda RA106 is currently lapping the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain in the hands of the teams two drivers, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. Button, who is eager for his maiden victory and Barrichello, a proven race winner, are planning on talking the new car to the winners circle several times throughout the 2006 season, hopefully as winners.

The following is a complete breakdown of what the new car is made up of, both chassis and engine….

RA106 Technical Specification

Construction

Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure that surpasses latest FIA impact and strength regulations

Front suspension

Wishbone and pushrod-activated torsion springs and rockers, mechanical anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

Wishbone and pushrod-activated torsion springs and rockers, mechanical anti-roll bar

Dampers

Showa

Wheels

BBS forged magnesium

Front: 312mm wide

Rear: 340mm wide

Tyres

Michelin

Brakes

Alcon

Front: 2 x 6-piston calipers

Back: 2 x 6-piston calipers

Brake discs/pads

Carbon/Carbon

Steering

Honda F1 power assisted Rack and Pinion

Steering wheel

Honda F1 carbon fibre construction

Driver’s seat

Anatomically formed carbon composite

Seat belts

Six-point harness (75mm shoulder straps with HANS system)

Fuel cell

ATL kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder

Fuel capacity

150 litre

Battery

3Ah Lead Acid

Instrumentation

Honda F1 steering wheel dash display

Gearbox

Carbon composite maincase: 7-speed unit, Honda internals

Gear selection

Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation

Clutch

Carbon plate

Front track

1460mm

Rear track

1420mm

Wheel base

3140mm

Overall length

4675mm

Overall height

950mm

Overall width

1800mm

Honda RA806E Technical Specification

Name

Honda RA806E

Displacement

2.4 litres

Configuration

V8, naturally aspirated

Vee angle

90 degrees

Maximum power

Over 700 ps

Maximum revs

Over 18,500 rpm

Valve train

4 valves per cylinder; pneumatic valve system

Injection system

Honda PGM-FI

Throttle system

Electronic hydraulically-operated system

Ignition system

Honda PGM-IG

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