#52. Lightspeed 500gp

Mad mix of barquetta & monoposto 500gp is the one who gives you impossible opportunity to take your girl not only to trip, but also take her to race. Do that before that guy from down the street did it first 8)
It’s two seater Formula-like car giving to driver & passenger speed, safety & comfort. Unless you don’t care about lack of windscreen, hood & doors.

About the car

Lightspeed 500gp | Societe Turbo #52 – Sketch by Marcin Adamczyk

Matamoro “Tori” Arani (owner of three Eastern Bolids Cup & the 1982 Champion of WorldMoto) started to be chief of Lightspeed Ltd in 2002 after 5 years of successful experience as head of engineers & 10 years in top management service. As he was notorious racer both in auto & moto disciplines, the ambitious project of combining 2 & 4 wheeles looked very natural for him.

As a result the Lightspeed 500gp appeared not only at paper. After several years of serious research & tests the vehicle went to limited production in 2007. Car was based on a tubular frame of reinforced steel & provided very high level of safety because of extremely solid cockpit, racing seats & 5-point seat belts.

Lightspeed 500gp | Societe Turbo #52

Powerplant is 0,5 liter V4 engine taken from Lightspeed R500RT racing motorcycle. Car has compliant dynamics to participate rallye & circuit events in Superproduction class. Car is still available via special offering

Blueprint

Lightspeed 500gp blueprint

Technical data

Engine
NameLighspeed 4T500
Positionmiddle
Orientationlongitual
Cylinders
V4
Valves16
Engine volume
cm3
497
PowerPS189@12000
TorqueNm180@10000

Gear Ratios
1st gear
3,51
2nd gear
2,06
3rd gear
1,63
4th gear
1,21
5th gear
1,0
6th gear0,91
Revers2,66
Final Ratio
3,22
Dimensions
Maximum Lenght
mm3281
Maximum Width
mm2140
Maximum Height
mm1168
Wheelbasemm2050
Chassis
BrakesDisk brakes
Front suspension2 wishbones
Rear suspension
2 wishbones
AerodynamicsCx0,42
Exploitation data
Dry weightkg480
Tankl24
Fuel Consumption
l/100km4, 6, 7
Dynamics
Maximim speed
km/h220
Acceleration 0-100km/h
sec6,1
Acceleration 1/4 mile
sec17
Acceleration 1km
sec32
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