SKODA F3, Type 992 (1964): European-class Formula racing car
In terms of engines, affordable 500 cm3 single-cylinder motorbike engines were used, which subsequently became widely adopted. However, by the end of the 1950s, the more modern Formula Junior with series-produced four-cylinder engines under 1,100 cm3 displacement had debuted in Italy. This finally evolved into the classic Formula 3, with cars with displacements of up to 1,000 cm3 on 1 January 1964.
An advanced solution – even by international standards – was to mount coil springs and shock absorbers on both axles inside the body, which had a positive effect on the monoposto’s aerodynamics.
A ŠKODA in-line four-cylinder engine with OHV valve control and a triple-bearing crankshaft was fitted longitudinally in front of the rear axle. In the F3 monoposto, the engine had a displacement of 999 cm3 with a shorter stroke and larger borehole.
Jul 30, 2021 at 08:52