Lancia LC2 - Ferrari n.4 octave in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

LANCIA LC2 – FERRARI n.4

LANCIA LC2 – FERRARI n.4

HISTORY

The Lancia LC2 – Ferrari n.4 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984. After the experience with the LC1 the Italian manufacturer directed by Cesare Fiorio, he built a car for the Group C category. The LC2 had the closed cockpit was equipped with a 3000 cc Ferrari engine.

Bob Wollek and Alessandro Nannini driving the Lancia LC2 -Ferrari n.4 came in eighths at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984. Despite the start in pole position and the fastest lap in the race, the two riders of the Italian team had mechanical problems that they slowed them down by a gap of thirty-four laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig who won the race.
During the season the Lancia LC2 also won the 1000 km of Kyalami with Riccardo Patrese and Alessando Nannini, the race was valid for the World Sports Prototype Championship.

CHASSIS

Lancia LC2
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4800 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1065 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Ferrari 308C 3014 cc V8 90°
Power: 597 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Octave in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Bob Wollek, Alessandro Nannini
Race winner: 1000 km of Kyalami with Riccardo Patrese e Alessandro Nannini

Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967

FERRARI 330 P4 n.21

FERRARI 330 P4 n.21

HISTORY

The Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 is a car that participated in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the scorching defeats suffered in 1966 by the Ford in the Sport Prototype Championship, the Maranello team replaced the Ferrari P3 with the new model P4. Designed by Piero Drogo, the car was much more powerful and underwent some changes during the season.

Ludovico Scarfiotti and Mike Parkes at the wheel of the Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 came second at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The challenge between the Italian team and the Ford American, proved to be very beautiful. Despite the numerous withdrawals of the Detroit cars in the race, Ferrari had to settle for second place with a gap of 4 laps from the Ford MK IV n.1 of Gurney and Foyt. At the end of the season, Enzo Ferrari was content with the victory of the Sport Prototype Championship.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 330 P4
Aluminium and fibreglass panels
Length: 4185 mm
Width: 1810 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Brakes: Ventilated discs all round
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ferrari Type 237 60° V12 3967 cc
Power: 331 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Ferrari five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: 114 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1967 with drivers Mike Parkes, Ludovico Scarfiotti

Porsche 962C n.11 fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1987

PORSCHE 962C n.11

PORSCHE 962C n.11

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Porsche 962C
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1013 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Yokohama

ENGINE

Porsche 935/79 2826 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 470 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Porsche five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fourth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1987 with drivers George Fouche, Franz Konrad, Wayne Taylor

Panoz LMP01 Evo - Elan n.11 fifth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2003

PANOZ LMP01 EVO – ELAN n.11

PANOZ LMP01 EVO – ELAN n.11

HISTORY

The Panoz LMP01 Evo – Elan n.11 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. In 2002 the American manufacturer replaced the LMP07, with the LMP01 maintaining the characteristic of the front engine but with a substantial increase in the displacement to 5983 cc. In 2003 Panoz entrusted the management of the cars to the JML Team.

Gunnar Jeannette, Max Papis and Olivier Beretta with the Panoz LMP01 Evo – Elan n.11 arrived fifth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. The car started from the tenth position on the grid and despite showing a good race pace finished the race in fifth position with a gap of seventeen laps from the Bentley EXP Speed 8 n.7 of Capello, Kristensen and Smith. At the end of the season the team closed third in the constructors in the 2003 American Le Mans Series.

CHASSIS

Panoz LMP01 Evo
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic monocoque
Length: 4933 mm
Width: 1920 mm
Height: 1200 mm
Brakes:Carbon discs front and rear
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Elan Power 6L8 5983 cc V8 90° Front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 463 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: X-Trac six rapports
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fifth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2003 with drivers Gunnar Jeannette, Max Papis, Olivier Beretta

McLaren F1 GTR - BMW n.41 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1997

McLAREN F1 GTR – BMW n.41

McLAREN F1 GTR – BMW n.41

HISTORY

The McLaren F1 GTR – BMW n.41 is a car that participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1997. After the success with the McLaren F1 GTR n.59 in 1995, the Woking team tried to face the rise of the new GT1 presented by Porsche, Nissan and Panoz. Modified the car by extending the nose and rear increasing the downforce, and lowering the engine displacement.

Jean-Marc Gounon, Pierre-Henri Raphanel and Anders Olafsson with the McLaren F1 GTR – BMW n.41 came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997. The Gulf Team Davidoff car even starting in twenty-fifth position thanks to a constant comeback cut the finish line in second position with a gap of one lap from the winner TWR Porsche WSC n.7 of Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson and Tom Kristensen. With the McLaren F1 GTR, the Gulf Team Davidoff finished third in the 1997 FIA GT championship.

CHASSIS

McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic monocoque
Length: 4933 mm
Width: 1920 mm
Height: 1200 mm
Brakes:Carbon discs front and rear
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

BMW S70/3 5990 cc V12 60°
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren X-Trac, transversale, synchronises six rapports
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second 24 hours of Le Mans 1997 with drivers Jean-Marc Gounon, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Anders Olafsson

Ferrari 333 SP n.3 sixth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1997

FERRARI 333 SP n.3

FERRARI 333 SP n.3

HISTORY

The Ferrari 333 SP n.3 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997. In 1994 Ferrari decided to return to competing in the Sport Prototype races but not officially, but offering a car to its customers. The 333 SP was designed by Dallara and fitted with a Ferrrari engine with concepts derived from Formula 1. In the five years that followed the Maranello house, it entrusted the modifications to Michelotto Automobili.

Giampiero Moretti, Max Papis and Dieder Theys with the Ferrari 333 SP n.3 arrived sixths at the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours. It was the best result of a Ferrari 333 SP at Le Mans. The Team Moretti Racing car can start from the third position on the grid, during the race it suffered a gap of twenty laps from the TWR Porsche WSC n.7 of Michele Alboreto, Stafan Johansson and Tom Kristensen winners of the race.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 333 SP
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4569 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1025 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Yokohama

ENGINE

Ferrari F130E 65° V12 3997 cc, aspirated.
Power: 478 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Five speed sequential.
Differential: rear wheel drive.
Tank Capacity: 80 litre
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

sixth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1997 with drivers Giampiero Moretti, Max Papis, Dieder Theys

Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2014. The Japanese manufacturer after two years of training, modified the model TS030, especially in the hybrid part, which differed from the previous system also expanding the front wheels.

Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre and Anthony Davidson with the Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 arrived third at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a great comeback. The Japanese team after the successes at the start of the season at Silverstone and Spa, was the favorite for the French classic, but Lapierre’s mistake at the beginning of the race that forced the mechanics to a long repair and the withdrawal of the twin car for an electrical problem while he was clearly in command, and the dreams of their first victory at Le Mans faded. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2, with Treluyer, Lotterer and Fassler won the race with their regularity. In the next race in America, Lapierre made a mistake that compromised the victory, which led to the team’s decision to move away from the driver. Buemi and Davidson also took part in the Fuji and Shangai races and WEC World Champion 2014 were graduated. While the Japanese team won the constructors’ title in the LMP1-H category.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS040
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 3700 cc V8, aspirated Hybrid.
Power: > 500 kW
Hybrid: > 480 kW High powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota.
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Transversal with seven speed sequential.
Differential: rear drive locking.
Tank Capacity: 68,5 litre
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Third in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre, Anthony Davidson
Race winner: 6 hours of Silverstone 2014, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2014, 6 hours of Fuji 2014, 6 hours of Shangai 2014.
Winner the World Endurance Champion 2014 drivers Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson

Toyota 88C n.37 twenty-four in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988

TOYOTA 88C n.37

TOYOTA 88C n.37

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Toyota 88C
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4720 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1040 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Nissan 3S-GTM Straight 4 2140 cc
Power: 507 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: March 85T five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Twenty-four in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1988 with drivers Paolo Barilla, Hitoshi Ogawa, Tiff Needell

Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 twelfth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1997

NISSAN R390 GT1 n.23

NISSAN R390 GT1 n.23

HISTORY

The Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 is a car that competed in the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours. With the entry of new manufacturers such as McLaren and Porsche, the GT category had a big technical evolution. The Nissan in collaboration with Tom Walkinshaw Racing, put on the track a car that was based on the use of the Nissan R90 engine of the group C.

Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas and Masahiko Kageyama with the Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 arrived twelfths to the 24 hours of Le Mans 1997, far from the winner TWR-Porsche.
Despite the excellent performance in the single lap, in the race the three R390 deployed had continuous technical problems due to overheating of the gearbox. The only one to cross the finish line was the n.23, detached from the winner of sixty-seven laps.

CHASSIS

Nissan R390 GT1
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4720 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1090 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Nissan VRH35L 90° V8 3495 cc
Power: 485 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Xtrac six speed Sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Twelfth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1997 with drivers Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas, Masahiko Kageyama

Porsche 917 L n.3 second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970

PORSCHE 917 L n.3

PORSCHE 917 L n.3

HISTORY

The Porsche 917 L n.3 is a prototype that came in second to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. The Stuttgart manufacturer presented the new 917 in 1970 in various versions, the main one was the long-tails, designed to take advantage of the long straight of the Hunaudieres but with a lot of instability in the slow corners. At Le Mans they presented a car painted in purple with random green psychedelic signs with white edges.

Gerard Larraousse and Willi Kauhsen with the Porsche 917 L n.3 came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. Twelve tenths on the grid managed to climb in third position after seven hours. At the twentieth hour, they were second and held this position behind the Porsche 917 K n.23 drivers Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann who won the race with five laps of advantage.

CHASSIS

Porsche 917 L
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2033 mm
Height: 920 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 912.10 180° V12 4907 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Gerard Larraousse, Willi Kauhsen