When Cadillac first appeared at Le Mans in 1950, they caused a sensation, finishing on the podium in an Allard-Cadillac J2. Just over 50 years later, Cadillac made another foray into the fray at Le Sarthe when they commissioned Riley & Scott to build the newest Cadillac LMP1 car. Campaigned in both the ALMS and in Europe (by the DAMS team), the car performed well, taking 2nd and 3rd in qualifying for the 2000 Le Mans 24-hour race.
Now, a replica of that car is available from Superlite.
Built with the usual Superlite architecture, the Superlite LM-P has an aluminum monocoque center section for increased rigidity and light weight. But in a first for Superlite, the car uses a Corvette C6 drivetrain for low cost, removing only the torque tube and bolting the transmission directly to the rear end. This approach only works for a long-wheelbase car like the LM-P, but it allows less expensive but very robust transmission choices, with a wide range of gearing. It also supports true sequential transmissions, which are typically worth about a half-second per mile on a road course.
Of course, the LM-P also has the typical Superlite billet aluminum suspension and uprights, closely matching the original geometry on the Riley & Scott cars.
The LM-P is not for everyone. But if you are an experienced driver, and want to move up to an extremely capable track or race car, the Superlite LM-P may be just the car for you.
Available as a kit, or a complete, ready-to-race turnkey car.
Are you ready to go racing? Call us to get started on your own Superlite LM-P!
- Drive: Single seat, center position
- Overall Length: 178"
- Width: 78"
- Height: 46" to top of roll hoop
- Wheelbase: 115"
- Wheels: 18" x 11" front, 18" x 13" rear
- Weight: 2,300 lbs., typical
- Weight Distribution: 48% front and 52% rear, typical
- Ground Clearance: not applicable; race setup
- Drivetrain Configuration: Mid-engine rear drive
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 28 gallons total
- Suspension: Billet machined aluminum uprights and control arms
- Chassis Construction: All-aluminum monocoque tubular hyrid, billet machined suspension mounts, fully TIG-welded.
- Body Construction: GRP (fiberglass)
There is no configurator for the LM-P since there are no supported variations in the body or drivetrain- it comes as a complete kit. If you have a special request, please contact the factory to discuss.