2000 Courage C60

Images copyright and courtesy James Davies and Juha Kivekas
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
Once again Courage debuts an elegant design.  This is a clean sheet of paper creation, not being based on the Courage C41-C50-C51-C52 family.  Courage's goal is obviously Le Mans, and it's clear when looking at the architecture of the chassis:  low wing, short splitter, ACO single roll hoop, minimal frontal area. 
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2000 Courage Peugeot C60 Specifications
Designer: Paolo Catone
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 32.4 mm air restrictors
Displacement: 3.2 liters
Horsepower: 550+ bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 485 lb-ft. at 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: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2790 mm
Front Overhang: 850 mm
Rear Overhang: 1010 mm
Weight: 922 kgs. (2000 Le Mans tech weight)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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