Matra Simca MS 670 n.15 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1972

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 n.15

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 n.15 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972. The car derived from the MS 660, and it was a decided attempt by the French manufacturer to win Le Mans and bring the trophy to France after the last victory of a transalpine car in 1950 with the Talbot-Lago T26 GS.

Pescarolo and Hill won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972 with the Matra Simca MS670 n.15, for the Matra and for the pilots it was their first victory, the English driver managed to conquer the triple crown, having won the Grand Prix of Monaco, the 500 miles of Indianapolis and the 24 hours of Le Mans. In second place came the twin car n.14 of Cevert and Ganley with a gap of one lap, while thirds with nineteen laps of delay the Porsche 908 LH n.60 of Joest, Weber, Casoni.

CHASSIS

Matra Simca MS 670
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: 350 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: ZF five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 114 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1972 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Graham Hill

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