Le Mans Supersport Road/Racing Car

Last updated 20/06/2015

Ground-hugging, light-weight racer for the road or track, performance in the extreme.

Our new car, the Nota Le Mans, has an emphasis on a low Cd figure whilst using a ground-hugging, flat bottom rear venturi for maximum ground effects. We have created a modular rear engine sub-frame so that a range of 4 cylinder Toyota, Honda and Mazda engines can be fitted. We also offer the car with the V6 Toyota Aurion engine in either naturally aspirated or supercharged and intercooled versions. For ease of construction and maintenance, the engine, gearbox and drive shafts come from a single donor car.

There is a surprising amount of space in the passenger compartment as the engine and gearbox are mounted transversely behind the driver capsule. This mid-engine layout also gives the car a low polar moment as the main mass is on the car's centre of gravity.

In road trim, the Nota Le Mans conforms to all current and foreseen Australian Design Regulations.

For more on the Nota Le Mans, you can download a recently published article in either Adobe Acrobat (164Kb) format. You may also be interested in the evolution of the Le Mans with all that entails in getting the design settled with CAMS for a racing version and with the RTA for the road-going version.


4 cylinder Nota Le Mans


4 cylinder Nota Le Mans


V6 Aurion engined Nota Le Mans

LE MANS SPECIFICATION

The Nota Le Mans' specifications are open to individual tailoring to meet your specific requirements, be it for road, track, or a combination of both.

Body:
Two versions of this car are available; a 4 cylinder one and the larger V6 versioned car. Both of the cars utilise the same aerodynamic systems, however if used for road racing an optional nose is available which is lower and has front splitters.
The V6 version is 100mm wider and has a 2.5m wheel base whilst the 4 cylinder version has a 2.3m wheelbase.
The shape of the Le Mans, is determined by aerodynamics which have been specifically tailored so they can be used on the road. Complimenting the through the nose internal wing is the flat bottom supplying air to the rear venturi/diffuser for its ground effects. It also uses side tunnels for its radiator air supplies and added high speed stability, and finishes off the package with a rear wing complimented with a Gurney flap. The result is an excellent aerodynamics package but also a very attractive one.
Like the Nota F1 the bottom of the car utilises a carbon fibre tub which is either finished in black or left in visible carbon weave pattern. The rest of the body is made from composite fibre glass, Kevlar and carbon fibre then painted in multi layered 2 pack paint in the customerís choice of colours.
The body also encompasses an anti-intrusion passenger capsule which is surrounded by a progressively crumpling outer structure, which we developed for our 2C supersport cars, making the car exceptionally safe in the event of an accident.
Engine options:
4 Cylinder: Toyota, Honda and Mazda turbo.
6 Cylinder: Toyota Aurion in natural or super charged and intercooled versions
Chassis:
The chassis in both cars utilize the same structural systems, although the V6 version is larger in dimension and has further stiffening structures and heavier diaphragms. Both have high tensile tubular steel space frames bonded to carbon fibre tubs with alloy phenyl resin laminate bulkheads similar to the system we use in our Nota F1. This structural system is very light with a high degree of strength and excellent passenger capsule strength and is complimented with a progressively crumpling outer structure. Also a CAMS spec roll bar and diagonals with torso protection braces are fitted as standard equipment.
Suspension:
The front suspension uses a development of our FIIIís suspension using multilink adjustable wishbones and pushrod spring dampening which allow ride height adjustment without changing spring preload. It also uses alloy adjustable shocks on all 4 corners. The rear suspension again uses multilink wish/bones with vernier camber adjustment and slip joint adjustments.
Brakes:
Four wheel ventilated, boosted discs with optional twin master cylinder adjustable bias system. A range of optional callipers is also available.

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