2002-2003 WR LM2001

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
The current WR chassis has deep roots going back to 1995.  And while it isn't the most innovative, certain details are quite unique.
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2002 WR LM2001 Specifications
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: Mazda R26B, 4-rotor Wankel breathing through a 48.3 mm restrictor

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Peugeot turbo I4, 4 valve/cylinder

Engine management: Motec (Mazda)
Displacement: 2616 cc (Mazda)
2000 cc (Peugeot)
Horsepower: 480 hp @ 7200 rpm (Mazda)
450 hp @ 7000 rpm (Peugeot)
Torque: 368 lb.-ft. @ 7800 rpm (Mazda)
398 lb.-ft @ - rpm (Peugeot)
Gearbox: Hewland DGC 5-speed
Clutch: AP clutch
Steering: Rack-and-pinion
Suspension: Independent double-wishbone suspension front and rear.  Pull-rod front, push-rod rear
Brakes: Brembo 4 piston calipers, carbon discs
Dampers: Penske
Wheels: O.Z. 18"
Tires: Dunlop (Mazda)
Length: 4510 mm (Mazda)
4310 mm (Peugeot)
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2720 mm (Mazda)
2540 mm (Peugeot)
Front Overhang: 940 mm (Mazda)
950 mm (Peugeot)
Rear Overhang: 855 mm (Mazda)
821 mm (Peugeot)
Weight: 854 kgs (Mazda, 2002 Le Mans)
706 kgs (Peugeot, 2002 Le Mans)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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