PRI 2016: Part 5


Here’s a shot of the carbon-everything left rear.

Even the interior is full carbon, complemented with some buttons and a steering wheel.

This is the Michael Shank Racing No.60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 sports car, manufactured by Onroak Automotive that won the season-ending 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October. The car looks a lot bigger in the photo but it is actually only 181.5 in (just over 15 feet) long, while the width is only 78.7 inches. That means it’s about the size of an F1 car.

The interior of this sucker is more than just business. In fact, on a quick glance I don’t even know what half the stuff is for! The winning drivers are John Pew, Oliver Pla, and Oswald Negri Jr, whom have to sit so low when they drive that their legs are literally elevated, like in an F1 car.

Oh man, what a thing of beauty. This 3.5-liter Honda V6 is all aluminum and twin-turbocharged. It uses an HPD/McLaren engine management system to control the Digital Inductive ignition system and injectors that spray E10 100 octane fuel (10% ethanol).

The 3.5-liter Honda HR35TT V6 engine is a development of the production Honda J35 engine found in a variety of Honda/Acura cars. This one just has turbochargers. Some of the key production-based components include the block and cylinder heads, direct-injection fuel system, valvetrain components, drive-by-wire throttle, alternator, sensors, fasteners, and even the stock Honda oil filter!

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