2001 Cadillac Northstar LMP01

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
2001 was a rebuilding year.  Nigel Stroud never was going to go beyond subtle modifications to the Riley & Scott designed Cadillac as the year's main concentration was on designing 2002's concept.  The result was a slightly modified '00 Cadillac LMP and a near bullet proof engine for 2002.
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2001 Cadillac Northstar LMP01 Specifications
Designer: Bob Riley with 2001 revisions by Nigel Stroud
Layout: Mid-enginer, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: 4000 cc V8, twin turbo-charged and intercooled, 4 valves per cylinder
Horsepower: 600+ bhp
Torque: 497+ lb-ft.
Gearbox: X-Trac sequential 6-speed
Length: 4630 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2920 mm
Front Overhang: 780 mm
Rear Overhang: 930 mm
Weight: 916 kgs (2001 Le Mans average)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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