MODEL
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (eligible to race in 'LM' GT2 class)

CHASSIS

Unitary steel, McPherson struts, lower control arms, twin coil springs, ZF-Sachs gas pressurised dampers, adjustable anti-roll bar, rear multi-link, twin coil springs, ZF-Sachs gas pressurised dampers, adjustable anti-roll bar

ENGINE
Type: B6
Engine capacity: 3795cc
Cylinders: 6
Fuel Feed: Sequential multi point injection
Gearbox: 6 speed sequential

DIMENSIONS
Length: 4439mm
Width: 1957mm
Front track: 1565mm
Rear track: 1620mm
Weight: 1225kg

PERFORMANCE
Maximum power: 485bhp @ 8500rpm
Maximum torque: 435Nm @ 7250rpm

 
 

CLASS: 'LM' GT2

Less modified than the "LM"GT1s, they are also less powerful (between 450 and 500BHP).

The Ferrari F430s and Porsche 997s, which are well known by the general public, take on cars that
are lot more exotic like the Panoz Esperante and Spyker C8, respectively powered by Ford and Audi V8s.

There have been no technical changes made to this extremely competitive category for 2008, from 2007.

Minimum weight: 1,125kg
Maximum width: 200cm
Identical maximum engine capacity to the “LM"GT1 category
Carbon brakes forbidden (exclusively iron based)
Fuel cell capacity: 90 litres
Maximum 6 speed gearbox
Lights: Yellow
Race number: Black 75-99 + orange category sticker


In terms over overall performance 'ranking', 'LM' GT2 is the lowest class but has the greatest number of entrants. As you move down this page the class ranking increases through 'LM' GT1 (Grand Touring) to 'LM' P2 and the ultimate class, 'LM' P1. The P stands for prototype. For the record, P1 is not always the outright victor. The 2008 12 Hours of Sebring saw a the DHL backed Porsche Spyder, a P2, take the spoils.

 

Saleen

CLASS: 'LM' GT1

In the "LM"GT1 category, Aston Martin and Lamborghini take on the American built Saleens and Corvettes. Considerably modified compared to their production based homologues, the "LM"GT1 cars are rear-wheel drive with a power output that can reach 650bhp with a minimum weight of 1125kg. Top speeds often near those of the Prototypes. There have been no changes made to the regulations for 2008.

Minimum weight: 1,125kg (+25 for the Aston Martin DBR9 & Corvette C6R)
Maximum width: 200cm
Maximum engine capacity: 8000ccs for atmospheric engines, 4000ccs for turbocharged engines
Carbon brakes authorised
Fuel cell capacity: 90 litres
Maximum 6 speed gearbox
Lights: Yellow
Race number: Red 50-74 + green category stickers


Pescarolo Judd

CLASS: 'LM' P2

Lighter and less powerful than the "LM"P1s, the "LM"P2s can also be either open or closed cockpit and are essentially reserved for private teams. For 2008 there is a new addition to the category in the form of the Porsche RS Spyder that will compete against the Pescarolo Judds, Lolas, Pilbeams and Radicals.

Several changes have been instituted for 2008 with the goal of reducing costs. To avoid the search to reduce the weight of the cars, those in “LM”P2 have been raised 50kg. In the same tone, like in “LM”P1, the use of production based engines has been authorised. The P2 category is also open to bio-fuels. The 2008 regulations highlight the series’ attention to protecting the environment.

Minimum weight: 825kg
Wing length: 2mt.
Maximum engine capacity: 3400ccs and a maximum of 8 cylinders for atmospheric engines or 2000ccs with a single turbo and a maximum of 6 cylinders for turbo engines
Maximum disc diameters: 38cm
Fuel cell capacity: 80 litres
Lights: White
Race number: Black 25-49 + blue category sticker


Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

CLASS: 'LM' P1

Open or closed cockpits, the summit technologically, the "LM"P1 cars battle for the overall race win. In this category there are the Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs, Pescarolos, Courage Orecas and Lola Coupé with the all-new Aston Martin engine. And, of course, the fearsome Audi R10, winner of the past two 24 Hours of Le Mans. A battle of titans between the two manufacturers who, for the first time, will race against one another with their diesel solutions on Europe’s best circuits.

There are several new regulations for 2008: the performance levels of the “LM”P1 petrol cars are closer to those of the diesel “LM”P1 and the class received authorisation to use production based engines. Bio-fuels: gasoline with a (10%) ethanol mix and Diesel BTL will be permitted for 2008.

Minimum weight: 900kg
Wing length: 2mt.
Maximum engine capacity: 6000ccs for atmospheric engines, 4000ccs for turbo engines and 5500ccs for diesel engines
Maximum disc diameters: 38cm
Fuel cell capacity: 90 litres (81 litres for diesel engines)
Lights: White
Race number: Red 1-24 + red category sticker