The complete technical lowdown on the new Ferrari F138, which was officially launched today at Maranello in Italy with Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and team boss, Stefano Domenicali et al in attendance...

Ferrari F138 chassis

Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure Ferrari longitudinal gearbox Limited-slip differential Semiautomatic sequential electronically Controlled gearbox - quick shift Number of gears 7 +Reverse Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes Independent suspension, pull-rod activated torsion springs front and rear Weight with water, lubricant and driver 642 kg OZ Wheels (front and rear) 13"

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Engine

Type 056 Number of cylinders 8 Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium V 90? Number of valves 32 Pneumatic distribution Total displacement 2398 cm3 Piston bore 98 mm Weight > 95 kg Electronic injection and ignition Fuel Shell V-Power Lubricant Shell Helix Ultra