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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1978 - 1979
Racing drivers Carlos Reutemann, Gilles Villeneuve
Race numbers Carlos Reutemann: 11 Gilles Villeneuve: 12
VIN span 032 - 036
Number produced 5
Presentation -
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Aluminium half-monocoque rivetted on aluminium tubular frame
Length 4250 mm
Width 2130 mm
Height 1010 mm
Wheelbase 2560 mm – 2700 mm, variabel
Front track 1620 mm
Rear track 1585 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, inside and upright mounted shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension a-arm at the bottom, single wishbone and trailing link at the top, outside and inclined mounted shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Front tyres 13“, 24/55 - 13
Rear tyres 13“, 40/65 - 13
Tyres Michelin radial slicks
Wheels Speedline light alloy wheels
Front brakes Lockheed ventilated steel disc brakes, 4-pod callipers
Rear brakes Lockheed ventilated steel disc brakes, 4-pod callipers, mounted on gearbox
Weight 580 kg, including oil and water
Fuel tank 1 fuel tank on each side, total tankage 200 litres
Body material Plastic material
   
Engine  
Type 015 – mid-engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 180°
Displacement 2991,80 ccm
Bore and stroke 80 x 49,6 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 4 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 11,5:1
Lubrication Dry sump, approx. 8 litres oil
Ignition Magneti Marelli electronic ignition, type AEC 104
Fuel management Lucas indirect injection
Maximum power Approx. 510 hp – 12.500 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev., transverse installed, limited slip differential
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight Approx. 170 kg
   
Team  
Director of Gestione Sportiva Marco Piccinini
Design engineer/s Mauro Forghieri
Engine Mauro Forghieri
   
VINs  
  032, 033, 034, 035, 036
Good to know:
  • Grand Prix Argentina and Brazil 1978: 312 T2
  • 2nd place Constructors World Championship with 58 points
  • 3rd place in Drivers World Championship by Carlos Reutemann with 48 points
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Carlos Reutemann 1978 with 312 T2
  • 3 Grand Prix victories by Carlos Reutemann 1978 with 312 T3
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Gilles Villeneuve - Grand Prix Canada 1978 - 312 T3
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