By looking at the photos of Leblanc Mirabeau it is difficult to believe, but this, practically unknown, Swiss car is allowed on public roads. Yes, shown back in 2009, Mirabeau was developed mainly for the race track, but according to the Le Mans rules for the admission of the car to a competition, it should have civilian modifications.
In general, only the most dedicated car enthusiasts know about Leblanc Cars; – it is far from a mass product, but a creation for the selected who know exactly what they are giving money for in this case.
Look again at the photos of the Leblanc Mirabeau, – the body of this car is completely made of carbon fiber. Even the chassis is carbon fiber here, not aluminum; – such a solution is only used in the most expensive and most exclusive supercars.
As you can see there is not even a tiny windshield, so for a ride, it is advisable to wear a helmet or at least glasses. However, as an option, a hard top is available here, which surprised me somewhat. The curb weight of the Swiss car is only 812 kg, which is not much lower than the power benchmarks of this beast.
On the photo, you may notice that the carbon fiber seats do not have upholstery at all. But it is also available as an option. Another moment that surprised me is the optional air conditioning. In my opinion, this is a very rare solution for a combat car in which an electronic speedometer is built into the racing steering wheel.
The characteristics of Leblanc Mirabeau are amazing, especially if you remember that this is the 2009th year. Aluminum V8 engine with a volume of 4.7l, with a collapse of blocks of 90 degrees was borrowed from the Koenigsegg CCR. This unit is equipped with a mechanical boost system and, of course, is installed in the base.
Now think of the mass of this Swiss car and imagine that with a power of 700 bhp, as well as the thrust of 850 Nm, this mad, rear-wheel drive car can accelerate to 100 km in just 2.7 s.
But the main thing in such a car of course – not acceleration, but the ability to pass turns at the speeds that are simply unattainable for other supercars. The maximum speed of this Swiss car is 370km per hour.
It is a very fast and exclusive automobile. Of course – it is not comfortable at all, but in those circles where even Ferrari and Rolls-Royce are very ordinary cars; The car from Leblanc will look stylish and unusual somewhere near an expensive hotel in Monaco.
But not everyone buys this car to show off, among Mirabeau buyers – in percentage ratio, after all, are more those who buy this miracle for the sake of the result on the racetrack and for the sake of racing sensations which no other road vehicle will give. Well, except the newest McLaren P1 LM, or other very rare exclusives, but after all, they are like the supercar from Leblanc sketched from racing modifications.
Leblanc Mirabeau Technical Datasheet
(The information below was taken from the Leblanc official website. Unfortunately, the website is not available anymore.)
|Powertrain Layout||Mid Engine / RW|
|Front / Rear Track||1733 mm / 1682 mm|
Engine (by koenigsegg)
|Power||more than 700 bhp|
|Torque||more than 850 Nm|
|Max Engine Speed||7600 rpm|
Chassis & Body
|Body / Frame||carbonfiber|
(Diameter x Width)
|Le Mans (18″ x 10.5″ Front)|
Le Mans (18″ x 12.5″ Rear)
Street (19″ x 10.5″ Front)
Street (19″ x 12.5″ Rear)
|Transmission||6 – speed sequential|
|Topspeed||Depending on Racetrack Layout|
(approx. 370 km/h)
|543 000 Euro|
|Semiautomatic Gear Shifting||52 000 Euro|
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