The Williams FW09 was a Formula One car designed by Patrick Head and Neil Oatley. It was the first Williams chassis to be powered by a turbo charged Honda V6 engine, a deal which Frank Williams negotiated towards the end of 1982 and the beginning of 1983.

Honda was already supplying the small Spirit team for 1983, but was enthusiastic about supplying Williams, who not only had the reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg as lead driver, but were one of the leading constructors in Formula One, and who had previously won both the Drivers' and Constructors’ titles on multiple occasions, a résumé that Spirit (nor their young driver Stefan Johansson) could not match. Williams had agreed to help develop the engine under Grand Prix race conditions.


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F1_Honda RA163E (1983)

Type: RA163E

Year: 1983

Number of cylinders: 6

Configuration: 80° vee,

 DOCH 4-valve,

KKK twin turbo/IHI twin turbo

Capacity: 1494

RPM: 11000

Power: 600 bhp

Williams FW09 Honda RA163E