BMW V12 LMR n.17
The BMW V12 LMR is the prototype of the german manufacturer that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1999. 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. Tom Kristensen, J.J. Lehto and Jorg Muller at the wheel of the BMW V12 LMR n.17 did not finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1999 a due the accident after having completed three hundred and four laps.
The race was won by Pierluigi Martini, Yannik Dalmas, Joachim Winkelhock with the BMW V12 LMR n.15, second Ukyo Katayama, Toshio Suzuki, Kelichi Tsuchiya with the Toyota GT-One n.3 while third Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biella, Didier Theys with the Audi R8R n.8. Also in 1999, with the guide Tom Kristensen, J.J. Lehto and Jorg Muller the BMW won the 12 hours of Sebring.
After the unlucky season of 1998, and the redemption of the following year, BMW decided to retire.
BMW V12 LMR
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
BMW S70/3 5990 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 440 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: X-Trac six speed sequential manual.
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol
Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1999 with drivers Tom Kristensen, J.J. Lehto, Jorg Muller
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