Lucchini’s New CN2 Prototype
It wasn't just the new Lucchini LMP2 that was being tested at Misano
on Wednesday (August 4) – writes Gabriele Tosi. Giorgio
Lucchini presented his new CN2 machine too, in which Filippo Francioni
completed over 60 laps during the day.
The best lap
was a 1:31.6, with a lot of laps covered in under 1:32 – and
the car ran extremely reliably. The only problem was a shortage
of fuel at one point, which caused some hilarity on the part of
the mechanic responsible for fuelling the car.
seem to be so proud of the car, they signed it.
The little CN2
is powered by a 2.0 litre, 16 valve Honda engine, in Group N spec.,
eveloping about 200 bhp. It is a descendant of the same unit used
in the Honda Accord in the Supertouring era.
The gearbox is built
by the Austrian Pankl company (Guglielmo F.Pizzetto and Sergio Rinland
were present yesterday), and the very compact unit seems to be very
reliable straight out of the box. It has been specifically built
for the Lucchinis (both LMP and CN2), and Guglielmo Pizzetto explained
that it’s like an F1 ‘box in its design, but with more
It is a 5 speed manual
version for the CN2 car, but the same basic unit is used in the
LMP2, but as a six speed sequential version.