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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

Analytical specifications and drawings

V8 (90o) cylinder
2996 cc capacity
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
2 x IHI turbochargers, multipoint electronic fuel injection
Power output

C52

Analytical specifications and drawings

V8 (90o) cylinder
3496 cc capacity
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
2 x IHI turbochargers, multipoint electronic fuel injection
Power output
650 HP @ 6800 rpm
706 Nm (520 lb-ft) @ 4400 rpm

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

Analytical specifications and drawings

V6 (60o) cylinder
3199 cc capacity
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
2 x Garret turbochargers with multipoint electronic fuel injection
Power output
550 bhp @ 6500 rpm
494 lb-ft.@ 5000 rpm

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

Group SR1
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

Group LMP1
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 (C51 Nissan VRH35Z 3.0) #13, gear lever
Courage Compétition, C51-01 (C51 Nissan VRH35Z 3.0) #14, water leak
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 2/0 2/0

Teams and drivers entries


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C51 Nissan
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C52 Nissan
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C50 Porsche
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C52 Peugeot
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C52 Peugeot
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