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South African LeMans Car

9 February 2011 No Comment

So South Africa’s Bailey Cars is developing a Le Mans car. Bailey Cars better known for recreating classic racers like the Ford GT40, Porsche 917 and Ferrari P4 Bailey’s has tackled one of South Africa’s biggest motorsporting achievements.

Built to comply with the 2011 Le Mans LMP2 regulations, the Le Man car features a full carbon-fibre composite chassis and aerospace technology with materials produced in South Africa. That means not only is the car built and developed in SA, but all the parts have been built and produced by South African resources.

Plans are in place to track debut the car at the upcoming Top Gear Festival that runs from March 17-20 at Kyalami where Jeremy Clarkson will drive it – if he can fit in the cockpit. Thereafter the Lemansza will race in the local GT Challenge series as shakedown tests before hopefully entering the LMP2 category at Lemans in France next year.

Bailey Cars are also producing a turnkey version. The car will be available at around the 4 bar mark. The car is being powered by a very powerful V8 motor producing 340kw.
Go check out the website for more info: www.baileycars.co.za.


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