Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1973

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 B n.11

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973. After the first victory with the Matra MS 670 of 1972, the French manufacturer decides to also aim at the victory of the Sport Prototype Championship abandoning the Formula Championship 1, the main changes were the change provided by Porsche and a decrease in weight.

Pescarolo and Larrousse won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973 with the Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11, for Matra and for Pescarolo it was the second consecutive success. In second place with six laps of distance came the Ferrari 312 PB n.16 of Merzario and Pace who despite being the fastest on the track during the race suffered technical problems that slowed their recovery, while in third place the Matra n.12 Jabouille and Jaussaud with twenty-four laps. The Matra MS 670 B during the season also won the World Sport Prototype Championship.

CHASSIS

Matra Simca MS 670 B
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Matra MS72 2999 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 336 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: ZF five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 119 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1973 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse

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