An incredible collection of Le Mans racing cars including the 1990 Nissan R90CK and 1984 Lancia could be yours
THE incredible collection of Le Man race cars could be yours, including the 1990 Nissan R90CK and 1984 Lancia.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an endurance sports car race held annually near the city of Le Mans in France.
And Sotheby’s is auctioning several cars that took part in this race.
One of the cars up for auction is a 1990 Nissan R90CK.
A total of five R90CP/CK cars took part in the 1990 Le Man race, which featured teams from Japan, the USA and Great Britain.
It was an evolution of the R89C’s design and borrowed many stylish elements.
With 1128 hp, the Nissan R90CK holds the record for the most powerful car in the race.
Another car up for auction is the 1984 Lanci LC2.
This car was a series of racing cars built by the Italian car manufacturer Lancia and powered by Ferrari engines.
The LC2 came to the circuit with a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood, but the mill was enlarged to 3.0-litres in 1984.
The turbochargers, one on each side of the engine, contributed between 520 and 650 hp depending on boost pressure.
Engine management, ignition and indirect electronic fuel injection systems were by Magneti Marelli and Weber.
The other car in this collection is the 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider by Scaglietti.
Also known as the Ferrari 735 LM, this engine was manufactured by Ferrari in 1955.
The enlarged engine was identified as the Tipo 121, hence the car’s common name “121LM”.
It can reach 180 miles per hour and was made for the 1955 World Sportscar Championship.
And for the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari entered three cars.
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