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Chassis numbers

Also called Courage C51 and Courage C52

Le Mans 1999: see video

Specifications

3 units built, 1 converted from Courage C41
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C51

Nissan VRH35Z, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
3496cc, 85 x 77 mm
8.5:1
800 bhp / 597 KW @ 7600 rpm, up to 950 HP
784 Nm / 578 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
magnesium alloy block, aluminium alloy head
forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings
DOHC, 4 Valves/cylinder - 32 valves total
aspiration, 2 x IHI turbochargers, multipoint electronic fuel injection
Engine Management: ECCS-R-NDIS
firing order 1 - 8 - 7 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2
dry sump

C52

Nissan VRH35L, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
3496cc, 85 x 77 mm
9.0:1
650 HP @6800 rpm
706 Nm (520 lb-ft)@4400 rpm
Aluminum-alloy block and head
forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings
DOHC, 4 Valves/cylinder - 32 valves total
aspiration, 2 x IHI turbochargers, multipoint electronic fuel injection
Engine Management: ECCS-R-NDIS
firing order 1 - 8 - 7 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2
dry sump

C50

Porsche Type 935 WSC, Boxer 6 (180o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine (derived Porsche 935/82)
2994cc, 95 x 70.4 mm
10.0:1
397 kw / 532.4 bhp @ 7700 rpm
aluminium alloy block and head
forged steel crankshaft with 7 main bearings
DOHC gear driven, 4 valves/cyl - 24 valves total
2 x KKK K26-3060G Turbochargers with Water injection air/air Intercoolers, Bosch Motronic MS1.2 multipoint electronic fuel injection
firing order 1-6-2-4-3-5
air cooled block, water cooled cylinder heads
dry sump

C52

Sodemo Peugeot ES9 J4S, V6 (60o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
3199cc, 92 x 80.2 mm
2000: 550 bhp @ 6500 rpm, 494 lb-ft.@ 5000 rpm (2 x 32.4mm inlet restrictors)
2002: 580 hp / 433 kW @ 6500 rpm, 494 lb-ft.@ 5000 rpm (2 x 32.4mm inlet restrictors)
2003+: 510 hp / 380 kW, 657 Nm / 485 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm (2 x 30.7mm inlet restrictors)
aluminium alloy block and head
forged steel crankshaft with 4 main bearings
DOHC, 4 valves/cyl - 24 valves total
aspiration, 2 x Garrett turbochargers with multipoint electronic Fuel Injection. 2 x 32.4mm inlet restrictors until 2002, 2 x 30.7mm inlet restrictors since 2003
firing order 1 - 6 - 3 - 5 - 2 - 4
water cooled
dry sump

Nissan X-Trac 338 6 speed Sequential, Hewland L 6 speed sequential gearboxes
Carbon fiber and aluminium honeycomb monocoque Dassault chassis, Carbon fiber-Kevlar body panels
f/r suspension, Fabricated steel double wishbones pushrod-operated dampers with coil springs
Length 4,635 mm (182.5 in)
Width 2,000 mm (78.7 in)
Height 1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Front track: 1,628 mm (64.1 in)
Rear track: 1,560 mm (61.4 in)
Wheelbase 2,812 mm (110.7 in)
840-900kg


Results in FIA Sports Cars Championship

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number, result
Barce lona Monza Spa Pergusa Donington Brno Nurburgr Magny Cours Kyalami
Team 2.5h 500km 500km 2.5h 2.5h 2.5h 2.5h 2.5h 2.5h
Equipe Promotion, C41-05 -> C51-04 (C50 Porsche) in entry list
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 0/0

Results in Endurance races

Car entry, chassis number Car number, result
Daytona Sebring Monza Le Mans Watkins Glen Petit Le Mans
Date 1/2 22/3 29/3 5/7 23/8 10/10
Duration 24h 12h 1000km 24h 6h 1600km
Team\ Championship US RR IMSA Italian Endur US RR IMSA
Courage Compétition, C51-02 (Nissan VRG30T) #13, gear lever
Courage Compétition, C51-01 (Nissan VRG30T) #14, water leak
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 2/0 2/0

Teams and drivers entries


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C52 Peugeot
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C52 Peugeot
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C52 Peugeot
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