very neat chassis was unveiled over Le Mans weekend 2000 by a little
French firm, the Snobeck LM 01. Their goal was to run at Le
in 2001. The car was being designed to accept the Peugeot
V6 (LMP900) and a single turbo I4 (LMP675) engine.
wind tunnel/presentation model has some minor differences.
being the open inside face of the front fenders.
low and very lean, the side pods are some of the lowest
low frontal area is an obvious design consideration. The ACO announced
rules stability for 2001, so the Snobeck LM 01 had the prerequisite
roll hoop. At the front, radiator intakes feed
and right of the monocoque. The coolers exhaust immediately
side pod front. The nose box is raised and results in the
nose at the front. This frees up splitter area and provides
obstructed flow to the engine coolers.
raised footbox is a necessity to provide enough volume for the
Note the image here, and the one below. At right is the V6
Peugeot engine, below, the 4 cylinder LMP675 Snobeck prepared engine.
cooling arrangement is somewhat cluttered. The water coolers
the main focus of the cooling air and exhaust it immediately out the
of the sidepods, the air being ducted in under the coolant pipe for the
radiator in front of it. The intercooler takes the air that
down the side of the tubs (note the sculpting in the tub to provide a
for the air flow).
wing is at maximum height. The rear engine deck height is