2003 WR LM2003

Images copyright Alan Lis and Juha Kivekas and Franz Terrien
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
For a team having as small a budget as WR does, they do tend to continually develop the car.  In 2003 WR debuted the WR LM2003.  Again the chassis was based upon the same angular carbon monocoque as in previous years, but the LM2003 had been designed to accept the 3.0 liter Peugeot V6.   While the LM2003 didn't set the world on fire (engine failure at LM '03 in the 18th hour), it is unique in some aspects of its design and certainly can be appreciated on these pages.
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2003 WR LM2003 Specifications
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: normally aspirated Peugeot 90░ V6, 4 valve/cylinder
Displacement: 2997 cc
Gearbox: X-Trac 6-speed
Steering: Rack-and-pinion
Suspension: Independent double-wishbone suspension front and rear.  Pull-rod front, push-rod rear
Brakes: Carbone Indusries pads and discs with Brembo calipers
Dampers: Koni
Wheels: O.Z. 18"
Tires: Michelin
Length: 4560 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2700 mm
Front Overhang: 935 mm
Rear Overhang: 930 mm
Weight: 783 kgs
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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ęCopyright 2004, Michael J. Fuller