TOYOTA 86C
1986

TOYOTA 86C

1986 - Le Mans / #36 - G. Lees, M. Sekiya, S. Nakajima

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The Toyota Dome 86C is a sports car prototype designed by Toyota in 1986, according to the Group C specifications. The car, designed by Dome, was an evolution of the 85C model. It was powered by a 2.1 litre, water cooled, 630-hp, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine unit, named “DOHC”, with 16 valves driven by double over head camshaft. The chassis was an aluminium monocoque, whose composite bodywork was made of carbon fibre and kevlar. This car raced at Le Mans in 1986, driven by G. Lees, M. Sekiya and S. Nakajima and painted in Leyton House livery.

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Jaguar XJR10
1990

Jaguar XJR10

1990 - 1st 300 km Portland / #60 - Davy Jones

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LANCIA LC2
1984

LANCIA LC2

1984 - Brands Hatch / #6 - P. Martini, P. Barilla, B. Wollek

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The Lancia LC2, designed by Dallara, was engaged by Lancia for the first time in 1983 in the Sport-Prototype category, according to Group C regulations. It was powered by a Ferrari engine, whose head were derived from those of the 288 GTO; its electronic engine management was highly advanced for that time.The engine itself was a 3 liters V8 90°, liquid-cooled, with two turbochargers, that could work at a maximum pressure of 3 bars, with four valves per cylinder driven by double over head camshaft. The maximum power was 840 hp at 7000 rpm. It was coupled to a Hewland gearbox with 5 gears. The wheels diameter was 15 inches at the front and 17 at the rear. Chassis was made of aluminum and magnesium; body material was carbon fibre composite. The overall weight was 850 kg. As long as it raced with official factory backing, the Lancia LC2 was possibly the only car which could compete with the Porsche 956 in terms of pure speed, but it lacked the necessary reliability on long distances. This car No.6 took part to the qualifying for the 1000 km of Brands Hatch in 1984, driven by Pierluigi Martini, Paolo Barilla and Bob Wollek. These drivers entered the race on cars No.4 and No.5

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PORSCHE 956 LH
1984

PORSCHE 956 LH

1984 - Le Mans / #47 - J. Lässing, G. Fouché, J. Graham

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The 956 model was created by Porsche in 1982 to compete in the new Group C category. It was replaced in 1985 by the similar 962 model.
It was one of the most successful racing cars ever: it won four 24h Le Mans competitions consecutively, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and the World Car Manufacturer title three times.
The car was powered by a 2.650 cc engine. Its monocoque aluminium chassis was new for Porsche, previously known for their space frame design. Through this change, the regulated minimum weight of 800 Kg was reached.
Car n.47 raced the 1984 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by George Fouché , Jürgen Lässig and John Graham

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Mazda 787B
1991

Mazda 787B

1991 - Test Car

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JTK 63C
1988

JTK 63C

1988 - Fuji 500 miles / #151 - H. Fukuyama, S. Nakajima

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The Toyota Dome 86C is a sports car prototype designed by Toyota in 1986, according to the Group C specifications.

The car, designed by Dome, was an evolution of the 85C model. It was powered by a 2.1 litre, water cooled, 630-hp, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine unit, with 16 valves driven by double over head camshaft (DOHC). The chassis was an aluminium monocoque, whose composite bodywork was made of carbon fibre and kevlar. The car was bought and later modified by the ‘British Barn’ Racing Team. The most important change performed by the team was the swap of the original motor with a Ford Cosworth DFL, a a 3300 cc. V8, 90° and 4v DOHC. The car was hencefort renamed “JTK 63C”, and was only seen in action in Japan. It failed to qualify at Le Mans in 1988. Our model represents the car which raced the 500 miles of Fuji in 1988, driven by H. Fukuyama and S. Nakajima

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PORSCHE 956 LH
1984

PORSCHE 956 LH

1984 - 3rd Le Mans / #33 - D. Hobbs, P. Streiff, S. van der Merwe

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The 956 model was created by Porsche in 1982 to compete in the new Group C category. It was replaced in 1985 by the similar 962 model. It was one of the most successful racing cars ever: it won four 24h Le Mans competitions consecutively, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and the World Car Manufacturer title three times. The car was powered by a 2.650 cc engine. Its monocoque aluminium chassis was new for Porsche, previously known for their space frame design. Through this change, the regulated minimum weight of 800 Kg was reached. This car, driven by Philippe Streiff, Sarel van der Merwe, David Hobb, they reached 3th place at the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours racing for the Skoal Bandit – Fitzpatrick Racing.

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PORSCHE 956 LH
1983

PORSCHE 956 LH

1983 - Le Mans Winner / #3 - V. Schuppan, H. Haywood, A. Holbert

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The 956 model was created by Porsche in 1982 to compete in the new Group C category. It was replaced in 1985 by the similar 962 model.
It was one of the most successful racing cars ever: it won four 24h Le Mans competitions consecutively, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and the World Car Manufacturer title three times.
The car was powered by a 2.650 cc engine. Its monocoque aluminium chassis was new for Porsche, previously known for their space frame design. Through this change, the regulated minimum weight of 800 Kg was reached.
The victory of the Porsche n.3 of Holbert, Haywood and Schuppan on the n.2 of Ickx and Bell came mainly thanks to the American driver: the loss of a door had damaged the radiator and caused an engine bank to overheat, but Al Holbert, a mechanical engineer, managed to complete the race, despite the smoking engine that seized immediately after the finish line, that he crossed only 17″ ahead of Derek Bell … who in the meantime had run out of fuel. Notice how this edition was dominated by the Porsche 956 with 8 cars in the first 8 positions.

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PORSCHE 956 KH
1983

PORSCHE 956 KH

1983 - Kyalami 1000 Km / #17 - J.Lammers, J.Palmer

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The Porsche 956 and later 962 models could be assembled with two different rear wing configurations: “low downforce”, used mostly in Le Mans where the 6.5 km Hunaudières straight required a very low drag at the expense of downforce, and “high downforce”, for twistier circuits.
Regardless of the configuration, Porsche 956 and 962 cars were the cars to beat in any Group C competition in the early 80’s.
This car, driven by Jan Lammers and Jonathan Palmer, raced the 1000 km of Kyalami, which was part of the 1983 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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