RM Sothebys | 26-Nov-2016 | Duemila Ruote | Venue : FIERA MILANO, Milano AutoClassica, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI)
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 599
Year : 1991
Engine Size : -
Chassis No. : # 0009
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
Without Reserve
To be auctioned on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Considerably awed by Porsche’s brand-new 956 Group C car, and forced to change cars due to new FIA regulations, Cesare Florio and the head of Martini Racing immediately began work on a car that could be competitive against it—what would become the LC2. The solution was a Lancia-built, Ferrari-engined sports car. The LC2 was equipped with Ferrari’s naturally aspirated V-8, reduced in capacity to 2.6-litres, and topped with twin-turbochargers—producing a maximum output of 650 horsepower. The body was an aluminium monocoque with Kevlar and carbon fibre bodywork, designed to feed air through the nose along the sides, cooling the turbochargers. Despite gaining pole position against the fearsome 956 multiple times, the LC2 won three victories in its career. On offer here is LC2 chassis number 009, which has raced at Le Mans, Nürburgring, and Magny-Cours, among other tracks. Presented in red and fitted with harness seatbelts and Dunlop tyres, it is offered with an assortment of spare parts and would make an exceptional historic racing machine.