2002 Cadillac Northstar Le Mans Prototype Up for Auction
“This is Cadillac’s last race car to date, with track proven performance, and it is available for a fraction of the cost of an Audi R8 from the same era. It’s bound to be competitive and attract attention at any event for which it is eligible,” a statement from RM Auctions reads.
The LMP02 design was completely designed by computer and with extensive wind-tunnel testing. It is carbon fiber and the two halves of the monocoque were bonded with a new technique. The side-mounted radiators use water-to-oil heat
A Formula 1-style cockpit surrounds the driver with head restraints molded from shock-absorbing foam and an adjustable pedal box assembly, which also provides extra protection for the driver's feet and legs.
Highlights of the car include a twin turbo-charged, fuel-injected 600 hp, 244 cu. in. DOHC V-8 engine, six-speed X-Trac sequential gearbox, independent front and rear suspension by double wishbones, gas-filled pushrod dampers, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel hydraulic carbon disc brakes.
“Backed by a strong track record, our 2011 sale is shaping up to be another not-to-be-missed event. With an emphasis on great automotive styling from across the decades, the sale will combine a high-caliber roster of automobiles with the first-class presentation and unparalleled client service for which RM is known,” said Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions.