This Nissan 300ZX, whose origins lie in the IMSA Camel GT series, finished 5th overall in the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans; leading a large pack of Sports Prototypes and factory efforts through the race. It finished right ahead of the Type-935 powered Kremer K8 driven by five time Le Mans winner Derek Bell.
Its twin-turbocharged 3.0Litre VG30DETT V6 pushed anywhere from 600 to 750 horsepower, depending on its setup; it weighed in at 1200KG, and was considerably slower around the corners than most prototypes. However, its reliability was pristine, and it managed to outlast a good majority of the field—its consistency also played a part in its finish.
The Peugeot WR LM93 was the first racecar to ever compete in the LMP class, and was effectively the first Le Mans Prototype. Being the only competitor in its class, it placed 1st (in class) in the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans, and competed again in 1994. In ‘93, it finished 24th overall, among some GT cars.
Hello followers of this blog, I am sad to announce that on account of a bombardment of AP courses (yes, I am a student) I will not be able to actively post on this account. I will make effort to post every now and again, but do not expect very much activity. I do hope that those who already follow this blog continue to do so, and continue to spread the pictures and posts that have already been posted. Thank you, I’ll see you all next post.
The good ole’ days of DTM.