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Thread: Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

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    Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

    I was Googling for the new Forza Motorsports 2 and ran to this complete car list...

    http://forzamotorsport.net/news/anno...ts/carlist.htm

    There are three cars from Cadillac(two CTS-Vs) and one is something that I've never heard of, the Team Cadillac Northstar LMP 2002. What is even more strange is that this race car is based on the 4.0 liter Northstar(L47) from Auroua. Only six were built, three went to France, two in the US and one was used as a testbed. More info here...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Northstar_LMP



    They also say that the 2002 prototyype is turbocharged and makes something like 580hp from the L47. The program was dropped so GM can focus on their Corvette race cars.

    I wish they had a consumer version


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    Re: Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

    Thank God we have a Doug Fehan in Corvette Racing so that GM wins races in its class .
    The chances are pretty weak for a car like that picture to make a customer version out of it but GM should race in LM P1 class enough with Audi !

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    Re: Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

    GM really makes sure no model is faster than the Corvette. For the price of an XLR-V I would think that it should be faster than a Vette.

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    Re: Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

    Quote Originally Posted by weister42 View Post
    I was Googling for the new Forza Motorsports 2 and ran to this complete car list...

    http://forzamotorsport.net/news/anno...ts/carlist.htm

    There are three cars from Cadillac(two CTS-Vs) and one is something that I've never heard of, the Team Cadillac Northstar LMP 2002. What is even more strange is that this race car is based on the 4.0 liter Northstar(L47) from Auroua. Only six were built, three went to France, two in the US and one was used as a testbed. More info here...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Northstar_LMP



    They also say that the 2002 prototyype is turbocharged and makes something like 580hp from the L47. The program was dropped so GM can focus on their Corvette race cars.

    I wish they had a consumer version
    I remember seeing these things on the track. I believe the Aurora was used because of all the performance parts left over from the IRL days.
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    Re: Team Northstar Le Mans Prototype race car

    So where was the testbed for the L37 Northstars? I can't seem to find any info regarding its past before making it into our cars.


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