Gulf Mirage GR8 - Cosworth n.11 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1975 with Ickx, Bell

GULF MIRAGE GR8 – COSWORTH n.11

HISTORY

The Gulf Mirage GR8 Cosworth n.11 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1975. The car was designed expressly for the French race by the team of John Wyer supported by the oil sponsor Gulf, the English team manager had announced the withdrawal, but I think about it after the change of regulation that greatly limited consumption and that led to the renunciation of many official builders.

Ickx and Bell won the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Gulf Mirage GR8 Cosworth n.11, which thanks to the American engine showed a great regularity and reliability. The English team also celebrated the third place of the Mirage GR8 n.10 of Schuppan and Jaussaud with six laps from the winners, between the two GR8 came the Ligier JS2 Cosworth n.5 Lafosse and Chasseuil with a gap of one lap.

CHASSIS

Mirage GR8
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 a 90°
Power: 280 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1975 with drivers Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell

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