CourageC65

Manufacturer: Courage
Model: C65
Drivers: David Nichols, Matt Strand
Chassis: carbon fiber and kevlar monocoque
Length: 183 inches
Width: 77.6 inches (measured outside rim to rim).
Height: 39 inches
AER Engine: AER / MG XP-20 Straight 4
Power: 550 bhp / 410 KW @ 6700 rpm
Torque: 600 Nm / 443 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: Hewland Courage 6 speed Sequential
Weight: 1929 lbs
Mazda Engine: Mazda R20b rotary, 3 rotor
Power: 495 bhp / 370 KW @ 9900 rpm
Torque: 389 Nm / 287 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Transmission: Xtrac 229 6 speed Sequential
Suspension front/rear: double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Fuel feed: Direct Fuel Injection
Weight: 1895 lbs

Multiple engines were used throughout the existance of the C65. Originally ran with a Mazda rotary engine, the light weight proved to be successful as the car led much of the race in the racedepartment 12 hours of lemans in 2009. Electrical gremlins eventually put the car out 8 hours into the race but it managed to reach as high as 3rd overall at 1 point, ahead of many faster P1 cars. The change to the AER powerplant, while heavier, has increased power and fuel economy which are pivotal for endurance races with passing traffic and fuel strategy.