BMW V12 LM n.2



BMW V12 LM n.2


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The BMW V12 LM is the prototype of the german manufacturer that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1998. BMW in collaboration with Williams designed this car, which debuted at Le Mans in 1998, the main features were the uncovered cockpit and aerodynamics with very simple lines to minimize the impact on travel.
The German BMW Motorsports team with Pierluigi Martini, Joachim Winkelhock and Johnny Cecotto at the wheel of the BMW V12 LM n.2 did not finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1998 a due of the broken wheel bearing after have covered forty-three laps.

The race won by Porsche 911 GT1-98 n.26 with Laurent Aiello, Allan McNish and Stephane Ortelli, second finished Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Aguri Suzuki and Masahiko Kageyama at the wheel of the Nissan R390 GT1 n.32, while in third position Jorg Muller, Uwe Alzen and Bob Wollek with the Porsche 911 GT1-98 n.25.


Designed: Patrick Head
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1020 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Tyres: Michelin


BMW S70/3 5990 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 410 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: X-Trac six speed sequential manual.
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol


Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1998 with drivers Pierluigi Martini, Joachim Winkelhock, Johnny Cecotto

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Cecotto Johnny, Martini Pierluigi, Winkelhock Joachim




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