2004-2005 WR LMP2

Images copyright Bob Chapman @ Autosport Image and Michael J. Fuller
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

As the WR LMP2 is a hybrid (a modified LMP675), under the regulations it does not have to meet the same roll over protection that a proper LMP1/2 chassis would.  Instead, hybrids are only mandated to have the secondary roll over protection for the passenger (the hump) and not the primary roll over protection (the roll over bar proper) in order to give a semblance of the same aerodynamic effect (of running twin roll over hoops).  This will change for 2006 when all cars will have to meet the exact same aerodynamic and roll over specification.
The WR LMP2's tub design goes back to at least the LM2001.
The engine exhaust is vented out the top of the side pod and is aimed at the rear wing.
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