LeMans » ACO reveals 71 entries for Le Mans 24 Hours


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest reveals that 71 entries are chasing the 54 slots available alongside the GreenGT programme for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours


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just observing - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 8:42 AM

As for comparing to the Mazda engine - the MZR-R is a bespoke racing engine produced by AER with a requirement to use production based Mazda direct fuel injection. Horsepower was quoted as at least 500HP, but given that AER are on published record as saying the wanted to exceed the power output of their previous P07 engine by between 5 and 10% and THAT engine is quoted as delivering 550HP, its completely possible that the LMP2 MZR-R could have as much as 605HP.

The DW engine is a production based 1.6l Nissan Juke engine that has been race prepared to deliver 300HP as per the published DW specs.

Lets put a little perspective into all of this - the fastest qualifying lap done at Le Mans by the Mazda engine in LMP2 form was a 3:41.7. If we say the Mazda engine delivered the intended HP the LMP2 has an approximate power to weight of 667HP/Tonne compared the the DW's quoted 631HP/tonne.

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