Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ligier Importing JS49 LMP3 to North America

Former F1 team owner, Ligier Automobiles, has identified North America as a target market for there recently introduced LMP3 sports racer. Steve Shelton Jr. reports that, “the first JS49 is in the Port of Miami and has already been sold.”

Designed and built by Guy Ligier and the Martini company he bought in 2004, the JS49 is aimed squarely at the rapidly growing band of amateur racers in series such as SCCA C Sports Racer. The new car features an Aluminium monocoque, wishbone suspension, a Sadev 6 speed sequential gearbox and is propelled by a dry sumped 240bhp two litre Honda VTEC engine on Magnetti Marelli management.

Steve Shelton Jr. also stated that, "The first and subsequently the second car will come with a 2.4 liter Honda automotive engine."

For more information, photos, and a video, view the
Ligier Chassis page.