Not surprisingly, it was the Lotus Renault F1 driven by Nicolas Prost (Rebellion Racing) that had best performance with a time of 12.10 to go from 0 to 300 km/h. Heavier (900 kg against 640 kg) and less powerful (about 550hp against 765hp), the Pescarolo driven by Christophe Tinseau was only 3.8 seconds behind ... A gap, but remember that an LM P1 prototype is designed to complete in a race of 24 hours, the entire distance of a complete F1 season, and at a higher average speed* In contrast, an F1 car uses eight engines to go the 5794 km of the 19 Grand Prix combined.
* Last year, the winning Audi R15 covered 5405 km in 225.2 km/h average speed.
Julien Hergault - Copyright Sportauto.fr and LRGP
Video : AEROPORT DE CHÂTEAUROUX (INDRE), FOM 0 A 300 KM/H, NOV 2011. A dozen cars, each more extravagant than the next, were invited to the tarmac.