Latest Impressions Of The LC75
Yves Courage is clearly very pleased with the latest LMP2 car to
emerge from his workshops - the LC75 LMP2 car, which ran for the
first time on January 5.
"With the LC75 a new era starts for Courage
as a manufacturer and we are convinced that the LC75 will equal
and even improve upon the results obtained by its predecessor,"
says Yves Courage.
The design work has been carried out by regular
Courage man Paolo Catone, while the highly respected Ben Wood is
responsible for the aerodynamics, which were developed in the ACE
wind tunnel at Magny-Cours.
The company suggests that the car has already displayed
"outstanding aero results" - so encouraging that they
persuaded Yves Courage to name the car in recognition of his beloved
has been granted the highest investment in people, tools, time and
money that Courage has ever made in its 24 years of existence."
The first car
has been fitted with Mecachrome's 3.4 litre V8, but installation
kits will be available to fit either the 3.4 Judd V8 or the AER
2 litre turbocharged engine.
Grids this year
will see a mix of C65s and C75s, but the company's hybrid C65 will
no longer be eligible in 2007. Courage Competition is also developing
its LC70 LMP1 car.