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South Africa's first ever Le Mans prototype.

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Bailey Cars took the Bold and Brave step of building a current day Prototype car in 2009. Its taken 2 years of intense design and manufacture to produce this master piece of south African engineering.

The car has had many firsts for South Africa such as full carbon Tub, full CFD body design and building a car to the A.C.O regulations

The car is available to customers who would like to compete in sports car racing throughout the world in events such as ALMS, Le Mans series, Asian Le Mans Series and the new series in RSA the sports and GT challenge for 2013.

The car will be offered in 2 versions. An INTERANTIONAL version (INT) and a South African version (RSA).

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International version (INT) versus South African version (RSA)

Due to stringent demands on FIA requirements as well as very long length races, we have developed 2 versions of the car in order to reduce the overall cost of the car and cater for a wider market. The RSA version has a steel space frame chassis in a carbon shell, steel brake discs, V8 5 litre RHS Ford engine and a sequential gearbox.

Estimated Costs for the versions of the car.

RSA car turnkey – R1 850 000

INT car excluding engine and gearbox – R2 300 000

All prices exclude VAT. Please enquire about updated prices as these fluctuate according to currencies as well as options available.

Please see specs sheets of the two cars below.

Bailey LMP 2 RSA

Chassis

· Steel - Carbon fiber composite hybrid chassis

· Adjustable pedal box and steering column

· Safety equipment includes 6-point lightweight seat belt harness

· Plumbed in fire extinguisher system

Engine

· Ford 460hp 5 litre V8 built by RHS in RSA

· Aluminium block, with dry sump lubrication

· Pushrod actuated valves with roller rockers

· 30 hours racing life before rebuild

Suspension

· Double wishbone layout all round

· Pushrod rocker type with damper and coil over spring all round

· Frictionless bearing seals all round

· Same upright all round

· Angular-contact wheel bearings all round

· Chromoly steel-fabricated TIG-welded wishbones

· Quick adjustable ride height, camber, and toe

· electrically power assisted rack-and-pinion

Fuel System

· 90-litre bladder type fuel cell

· Dual Low-pressure fuel lifts pump plus dual high-pressure pumps

Transmission

· Ricardo sequential-shift gearbox

· Six forward speeds plus reverse with torque input capacity in excess of 500 Nm

· Adjustable gear ratios

· Gear oil cooling system

Bodywork (painted to customer choice)

· All body panels of lightweight epoxy glass composite construction

Brake System

· AP Racing six-piston aluminum calipers all round

· 380 mm diameter ventilated steel discs front and rear

Wheels and Tyres

· Wheel dimensions 11”wide x 18” diameter front

· 13” wide x 18” diameter rear

· 3 piece wheels

· Centre lock nuts and anti-loosen pins to FIA standards

Cooling System

· 1 water radiators

· 8-litre dry sump oil tank

· engine all cooling

· Driver air-conditioning system

Electrical System

· Military-spec chassis wiring loom

· FIA-regulation emergency power cut-off switch

· External start jump plug

· Motec ECU, PCM Digital dash display and with full data logging

Weight

· Minimum weight as specified by ACO 900kg excluding driver and fuel

Bailey LMP 2 INT

Chassis

· Carbon composite monocoque chassis

· Monocoque certified to all ACO and FIA structural and crash standards

· Adjustable pedal box and steering column

· Safety equipment includes 6-point lightweight seat belt harness

· Plumbed in fire extinguisher system

Engine (supplied by customer)

· 460hp maximum as regulated by ACO

· The engine must be made in a minimum of 1000 units in 12 consecutive months and must come, either from a grand touring car, Or from a large production car.

· Choice of homologated BMW, Lexus, Toyota or Nissan 5000 cm3 8 cylinders maximum. maximum

· Or 3200 cm3 forced induction engine with max 6 cylinders

· Diesel not allowed in LMP 2

Suspension

· Double wishbone layout all round

· Pushrod rocker type with damper and coil over spring all round (Penske)

· Third-spring for front and rear suspension

· Frictionless bearing seals all round

· Same upright all round

· Angular-contact wheel bearings all round

· Chromoly steel-fabricated TIG-welded wishbones

· Quick adjustable ride height, camber, and toe

· electrically power assisted rack-and-pinion

Fuel System

· FIA 90-litre bladder type fuel cell

· Dual Low-pressure fuel lifts pump plus dual high-pressure pumps

Transmission (as supplied by customer)

Bodywork

· All body panels of lightweight carbon composite construction (unpainted)

Brake System

· AP Racing six-piston aluminum calipers all round

· 380 mm diameter Carbon discs front and rear

Wheels and Tyres

· Wheel dimensions 11”wide x 18” diameter front

· 13” wide x 18” diameter rear

· 1 ACO specified wheels

· Centre lock and anti-loosen to FIA standards

Cooling System (depending on engine requirements)

· 1 water radiators

· 8-litre dry sump oil tank

· Twin engine all cooler

· Twin Electric oil scavenge pump

· 1 intercooler

· Driver air-conditioning system

Electrical System (as supplied by customer)

Weight

· Minimum weight as specified by ACO 900kg excluding driver and fuel

Terms and Conditions

· Bailey Cars is not currently producing this model. Please contact us.


 

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