Mirage M6 group 5 (1972)
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Chassis numbers

Specifications

5 units built
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Engines

Analytical specifications and drawings

V8 (90o) cylinder
2993cc capacity
DOHC with 4 valves per cylinders
Natural aspiration with Lucas Mark II mechanical fuel injection
Power output, 445 HP / 332 KW @ 10500 rpm
Torque, 339 Nm / 250 ft lbs @ 8500 rpm

Ford Weslake, V12 (60ยบ) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
2995cc, 75.0 x 56.5 mm
12.0:1
460 bhp
aluminium block and head
7 main bearings
dual overhead camshafts per bank (DOHC), gear driven, 4 valves / cylinder - 48 valves total
aspiration, natural with Lucas Mark II mechanical fuel injection
water cooled
Dry sump

ZF or Hewland DG300, 5 speed manual gearbox
glass-fibre reinforced plastic panels bodyshell on aluminium monocoque chassis with steel reinforcements, engine mounted semi-stressed
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, twin parallel lower links, twin radius arms, coil springs over Koni shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion steering
internally ventilated and cross-drilled discs brakes, all-round
Length 2972 mm (117 in)
Width 1885 mm (74.2 in)
Height 744 mm (29.3 in)
Wheelbase 2426 mm (95.5 in)
Track (fr/r) 1448 mm (57 in) / 1401 mm (55.2 in)
680-740kg


Results in WSCC

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Buenos Ayres Dayt Sebring Brands Hatch Monza Spa Targa Florio Nurb Le Man Zeltweg Watkins Glen
Team 1000km 6h 12h 1000km 1000km 1000km 1000km 24h 1000km 6h
Gulf Research Racing Company, M6/300/601 #7, differ ential #5, OTL #7, 4th #8, 4th in entry list #7T, spare car #20, acci dent
Gulf Research Racing Company, M6/300/602 in entry list #7, igni tion #10, 3rd
Total points
22
7 7 8
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 8/3 1/0 1/0 1/1 1/1 1/0 1/0 2/1
Driver Team entries and car number
Gulf Research Racing Company
Derek Bell 7 5 7 8 + 7 10
Gijs van Lennep 7 5 7 8 + 7 20
Tony Adamowicz 7T 20
Carlos Pace 10

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Sebring '72
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Nurburgring '72
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Spa '73
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Daytona '73
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Daytona '73
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Daytona '73
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Weslake V12 Coupe LM
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Weslake V12 Coupe LM

Drawings

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