2008 Honda RA108

0
1

For the 2008 season, the Honda F1 team named Ross Brawn as team principal and also announced a new deputy technical director in the form of former BMW Sauber chief designer Jörg Zander. The team retained their drivers from the previous two seasons, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello and also recruited Alexander Wurz from Williams.

The RA108 had been a constant mid to rear end car in 2008 testing with Jenson Button saying the car lacked “driveability” as the drivers and team adapted the RA108 to new rules. For the 2008 season, the FIA implemented rules that required all teams to use one gearbox for four races and a standard McLaren Electronic Systems ECU that prevents the use of driving aids such as traction control and engine braking. Ross Brawn had already said the team had a better chance for the 2009 Formula One season as the regulations for 2009 would be totally new.

Button commented on how positively the team developed the RA108. At their final week of testing at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, the team added new aerodynamics, with most of the wings being revised. Head of Race and Test Engineering, Steve Clark, believed the car was a clear step forward.

Source: Wikipedia (original)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 2.4L V8
Weight: 605 kg / 1,333 lbs
Power: 544+ kW / 730+ hp / 740+ PS
0-100 kph: 1.7 seconds
Torque: -
Top Speed: 370+ kph / 230+ mph

VIDEO

2006 Honda RA106

The Honda RA106 was the car with which the Honda team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. It was drive...

2007 Honda RA107

The 'livery launch' for the RA107 took place at the Natural History Museum in London and showed a completel...

Honda Civic Type R 2020

As expected, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R brings about non-radical make-up changes. Engineers who underwent...

1987 Honda CR-X

The Honda CR-X, originally launched as the Honda Ballade Sports CR-X in Japan, was a compact sports car man...

2001 Honda NSX

The Honda NSX (Acura NSX in North America and Hong Kong) is a sports car produced by the Japanese automaker...

2013 Honda GEAR Concept

At the 2013 Montreal International Auto Show, Honda Canada provided the world with its first look at the ne...

2016 Honda Civic Type R Concept

The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, offering an insight in...

2015 Honda Project 2&4 Concept

Honda Project 2and4 powered by RC213V, the winning entry from Honda's 'Global Design Project', will make it...

2009 Honda Mugen NSX RR Concept

The NSX has entered a new phase of evolution. Its advanced styling and wider tires propel it to news height...

2003 Honda S2000

The S2000 rewards the driving enthusiast with a potent 240 horsepower, 2.2-liter, DOHC, VTEC 4-cylinder eng...