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
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
(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.
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
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.
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.
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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