The Car

The Car

The GP3/13 Up-Close

To view a selection of photos of the second generation GP3/13 car here: view the link below.

http://www.gp3series.com/Multimedia/Photos/?tags=620&gpid=4290&showall=true

Design criteria

  • Aerodynamics optimized to facilitate overtaking. Very low ride height sensitivity and wide range of suspension set up possibilities.  
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Compliant to FIA safety rules.

            • Static tests.

            • Crash tests.

            • Anti intrusion panels.

            • Drivers head protection.

Technology:

  • Compromise between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.
  • Extensive use of composite materials but limited usage of the most expensive carbon fibers.
  • Sequential gearbox
  • Electro-hydraulic gear shift system.
  • All in one ECU- GCU – Data logger equipment.
  • High speed data acquisition system but no telemetry.

Chassis and Bodywork

  • Chassis designed by Dallara Automobili.
  • Carbon Monocoque complying to FIA Safety standards.
  • Front and rear wing made out of carbon composite material.

Engine

  • AER 6 cylinder 3.4 litres naturally aspirated 400 HP @ 8000 rpm.
  • Fly by wire throttle system.

Gearbox

  • Bespoke six gear longitudinal gearbox designed by Hewland.
  • Magneti Marelli electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.

Tyres

  • Pirelli tyres.
  • Three specific compounds developed for GP3 to provide:
    The best suitable compound for every circuit. 

Performance

  • A top speed of 285km/h.
  • Lateral acceleration up to +/- 2.6 G.
  • Maximum braking deceleration -1.9 G
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 3.0 seconds
  • Acceleration 0 – 200km/h: 7.7 seconds