Lanzante 930 TAG Turbo

Lanzante 930 TAG Turbo

It’s not often that we see a road legal car powered by a Formula 1 engine, but there are always exceptions. Such is the case with this Lanzante 930 TAG Turbo which is powered by a Formula 1 V6 engine.

In order to compete with Renault, McLaren joined forces with TAG and Porsche in 1982 to jointly develop a turbocharged F1 engine. The creative behind it is Hans Mezger, the legendary Porsche engineer who designed some of the best high-performance engines. When the engine was developed to be tested, it was installed in a road-going Porsche 911 Turbo. This later inspired Dean Lanzante to build this specimen. The same engine powered McLaren cars in the 1984 and 1985 Formula 1 seasons.

Lanzante bought 11 engines to be able to produce 11 unique examples of the 930. To fit the 1.5 liter V6 engine Lanzante teamed up with Cosworth but power had to be reduced from a massive 1,000 hp (735 kW) to a road legal 503 hp (370 kW) and 311 lb-ft (422 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a limited slip differential. That was enough for the car to reach a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph).

The car is equipped with a new radiator, new shock absorbers and carbon brakes, carbon and aluminum components, which reduces the weight by 200 kg, but there is no traction control system. It is mounted on 17″ Ruf wheels.


Source: Lanzante