2005 Pilbeam MP93

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

Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
Mike Pilbeam's 2005 MP93 is a pretty big (small) race car to come from such a small manufacturer (15 employees!).   Specifically designed to the new LMP2 regulations, the MP93 was developed utilizing a 35% scale wind tunnel model at the Cranfield University wind tunnel. 

The MP93's debut at Le Mans in 2005 was somewhat inauspicious with the car's clutch giving out on track.  Pilbeam hopes to eventually have a car running in the ALMS. 

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2005 Pilbeam MP93 Specifications
Designer: Mike Pilbeam, Peter Bowes, and Jon Gardam
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: Mader JPX normally aspirated 6-cylinder, 120 cylinder angle, 4 valves/cylinder, breathing through one 44 mm dia. restrictor
Displacement: 3397 cc
Horsepower: 520 @ 9500 rpm
Torque: 308 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm
Gearbox: Hewland 6-speed sequential
Suspension: (f&r), Unequal length wishbones, pushrod actuated, inboard rocker arms
Dampers: Koni
Brakes: (f&r), AP 6-piston calipers with AP carbon discs
Wheels: 18" BBS
Length: 4584 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Wheelbase: 2854 mm
Front Overhang: 981 mm
Rear Overhang: 749 mm
Weight: 755 kgs. (2005 Le Mans), 725 kgs without ballast
Tank capacity: 90 liters
ęCopyright 2005, Michael J. Fuller