2003-2004 Courage C60

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
The 2003 Courage C60 picked up where the '02 car left off.  Concentrations were in rear wing efficiency and refinements of details adopted in 2002.  2004 modifications included a switch to Judd V10 power and revisions to bring the car into compliance with the '04 aero regulations. 

For 2004 the Courage C60, as fielded by Team Pescarolo, were entered as "Pescarolo" C60s, Henri Pescarolo thinking it appropriate that the cars were more akin to being Pescarolos then Courages as their design had evolved into something unique beyond the original Courage C60 base.

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2003 Courage Peugeot C60 Specifications
Designer: Paolo Catone and 
Andre de Cortanze
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: Peugeot ES9 J4S V6, 60 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder; per ACO rules, 2 x 30.7 mm air restrictors
Displacement: 3.2 liters
Horsepower: 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 485 lb-ft.@ 5000 rpm
Gearbox: X-Trac 6-speed sequential
Steering: Rack and pinion
Suspension: Double wishbones, pushrods, horizontally located Dynamic spring damper units
Brakes: Carbon discs and pads (15 in front, 14 in rear), Brembo 6 piston calipers 
Tires: Michelin
Length: 4647 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2790 mm
Front Overhang: 880 mm
Rear Overhang: 977 mm
Weight: 927 kgs. (2003 Le Mans average)
914 kgs. (2004 Le Mans average)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
Courage C60 in Action
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