LIGIER JS P217

The Ligier JS P217 is the current LMP2 car manufactured by Ligier Automotive. Eligilbe series include the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Ligier JS P217 is one of four LMP2 chassis homologated by the ACO, the FIA and IMSA complying with the regulations that came into force in 2017.

The Cars Ligier JS P217
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
ENGINE
Gibson GK428 4.2 litre V8 engine, 600bhp
BRAKES
AP Racing master cylinder
Brembo six piston callipers
380mm AP Racing front and rear carbon discs
TRANSMISSION
Hewland TLS200 six-speed sequential gearbox with magnesium casing
Cooled by an oil exchanger
Aluminium semi-automatic pneumatic paddle shift system
SUSPENSION
Front: double wishbone, pushrod, torsion bar and damper combination
Rear: double wishbone, pushrod, spring and damper combination with adjustable anti-roll bar
Five-way adjustable latest generation dampers
ELECTRONICS
Cosworth data acquisition system with integrated telemetry to the ECU
CHASSIS
Carbon monocoque chassis
Carbon bodywork
Carbon fibre crash structure
High speed air jack system
WEIGHT
930kg
FUEL SYSTEM
ATL 75 litre tank
COCKPIT
Multifunctional steering wheel with integral driver display
Six-point FIA approved safety harness
FIA approved fire extinguisher
WHEELS
Magnesium 18” rims
Front: 12.5"
Rear: 13"
DIMENSIONS
Length: 4745mm
Width: 1900mm
Wheelbase: 3010mm
KEY DESIGN POINTS
The air supply of the engine radiators
Cooling of the front and the rear brakes
Aerodynamic efficiency and finesse
Managing the weight and optimised mechanical distribution
Driver comfort, space, ergonomics and visibility while integrating the new safety rules
Cockpit air-conditioning system
Reduced number of bodywork pieces
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RECENT RESULTS

2017:

  • European Le Mans Series – second place in championship with United Autosports
  • Le Mans 24 Hours: fourth place
  • Rolex 24 at Daytona: fourth place
  • Sebring 12 Hours: Fifth place
  • Watkins Glen: Fourth place

2018:

  • European Le Mans Series – two wins (Spa and Portimao)
  • Le Mans 24 Hours – third place finish
BROCHURE

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