iRacing – Introducing The Ligier JS P320 LMP3

iRacing - Introducing The Ligier JS P320 LMP3

The iRacing 2023 Season 3 build introduced 3 new cars in the form of the Cadillac V-Series.R , the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), and the Ligier JS P320 LMP3.

The iRacing Ligier JS P320 will debut in the 2023 Season 3 starting on June 12th, racing in an LMP3 Fixed Series and the reformatted Falken Tyre Sports Car Challenge where it will run in a multi-class environment alongside the GT4 cars.

Ligier’s latest design to compete under global LMP3 regulations, the Ligier JS P320 launched in the summer of 2019. The JS P320 succeeded the JS P3 that had been running since 2015, scoring hundreds of wins and multiple championships across global and international series. It represented major changes from its predecessor in bodywork and suspension and added traction control and a new, more powerful Nissan V8 engine as part of a new generation of LMP3 regulations.

In its first two seasons as a part of the top-level IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Ligier entries dominated the LMP3 class. Riley Motorsports finished first and third in the standings in 2021, led by driver’s champion Gar Robinson, while the CORE Autosport duo of Colin Braun and Jon Bennett finished second in that inaugural season before winning the title in 2022. For 2024 and beyond, the JS P320 and all other LMP3s will compete exclusively in the IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge, where it will be the faster car in multi-class racing exclusively alongside GT4 cars.

Ligier JS P320 Specifications:

Frame:

  • carbon monocoque – HP Composites
  • carbon body – HP Composites
  • length: 4605mm – width: 1900mm – wheelbase: 2860mm
  • weight: 950kg

Suspension:

  • double wishbone
  • pushing and combined spring-damper
  • Ohlins TTX40 4-way thru-rod shocks
  • adjustable anti-roll bar system
  • 3rd element front and rear

Gearbox:

  • Xtrac 1152 6-speed sequential gearbox with aluminum housing
  • semi-automatic pneumatic steering wheel paddle system – Megaline
  • oil radiator cooling

Steering:

  • hydraulic power steering cooled by an oil cooler

Engine* & Electronics:

  • Nissan VK56 – V8 – 5.6 liters – 460 hp
  • Magneti-Marelli engine and gearbox management units

Brakes:

  • Brembo brake set
  • 6 piston calipers
  • Ø 14” front and rear discs

Rims:

  • magnesium Ø18” OZ Racing – front width: 12.5” – rear width: 13” 

Safety:

  • ACO 2020 standards
  • side Zylon panels
  • side support for the pilot
  • new carbon shell for the pilot seat
  • cockpit ventilation
  • headrest compatible with Hans system

*common to all LM P3 manufacturers


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