Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1974

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 C n.7

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1974. After the two consecutive victories with the Matra MS 670 of 1972 and the Matra MS 670 B of 1973, the French manufacturer in the new version modified the gearbox and added a dynamic air intake over the pilot’s head giving more power to the engine. With the withdrawal of Ferrari in endurance races, Matra was the car to beat.

Pescarolo and Larrousse won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974 with the Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7, for the Matra and for Pescarolo it was the third consecutive success. In second place with six laps of distance came the Porsche 911 n.22 of van Lennep and Muller while in third place Matra n.9 of Jabouille and Migault. The Matra MS670 C during the season also won the World Sport Prototype Championship and at the end of the year announced the withdrawal.

CHASSIS

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

ENGINE

Matra MS73 2993 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 350 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 1974 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse

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