March 82G SportPrototype Works Car
Want to win ?
1982 March 82G GTP Prototype vin number 1
Want to win at Le Mans Classic with a Adrian Newey racing car ? Want to drive at 390 km/h ?
March Engineering Limited Bicester, England chassis tag
Aluminum honeycomb monocoque with an integrated tubular steel roll cage
Kevlar and carbon fiber bodywork
This 1982 March 82G GTP Prototype shares an abundance of racing provenance having been the pole winner at both the 1982 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1982 12 Hours of Sebring, driven by Bobby Rahal, Jim Trueman and Bruce Canepa.
Prepared and entered by the Bob Garretson team, it earned a second-place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1982 wearing Red Roof Inns livery in the hotly contested IMSA GTP championship series.
The car was 3 seconds faster than the second car on qualification...3 seconds !
After three more IMSA races held in the U.S., the car would later participate in international racing at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans 1982 , with a top Speed 235 MPH at 24 Hours Le Mans 1982. where it was piloted by Rahal, Trueman and Skeeter McKitterick.
Designed by the genius Adrian Newey and Robin Herd—legendary figures within the Formula 1 racing world for their design and development accomplishments with the Williams, McLaren and Red Bull teams—set about creating an aluminum monocoque chassis with an integral tubular-steel roll cage. This March 82G Prototype—Chassis No. 1—is the first GTP class car constructed by March.
The car proved to be fast right out of the gate and successfully incorporated many principles of ground effects utilizing underbody venturis.