There could be a familiar-looking car, bearing a new name, on the grid in LMP2 next year, as the Tiga name is set to make a return to sports car racing.
The first rendering of the new Tiga LMP2 car was released Monday, a project headed by two-time Le Mans class winner Mike Newton, who recently purchased the naming rights of the former British constructor and team.
The car is an update of the WFR01, originally developed by Embassy Racing and last seen in LMP2 competition in 2009. According to Newton, a number of developments have been made to make it ACO compliant for the various Le Mans-branded championships, plus the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
“We are very please how the design is evolving, with the basic chassis and layout proving to be a good platform which has adapted well to the current regulations,” Newton said. “The mechanical updates are also progressing well, and look to be testing very soon.”
Chassis : Twin Roll Hoop, Carbon Fibre, with Carbon Fibre / Kevlar bodywork
Front Suspension : Torsion Bars with pushrods to twin unequal length wishbones.
Rear Suspension : Coil over shock springs with pushrods to dual wishbone.
Steering : Rack & Pinion with electric power assist.
Length 4954 mm
Width 1990 mm
Wheelbase 2850 mm
Front track width 1662 mm
Rear track width 1640 mm
Engine : Judd HK with alternatives by request. Power output around 490 HP
Transmission : Ricardo 6 speeds transverse sequential gearbox
Wheels : Cast Magnesium 12.5″x18″ front & 13″x18″ rear
Brakes : AP 355 mm Carbon discs