CN Sport Prototypes
CN Class manufacturers, and other sport prototypes.
The CN group is a motorsport category introduced by the FIA in the early 1990s based on the SR2 prototype category. This category was included in the FIA ISRS championship in 1998 underneath SR1 and SR2 classes. The CM group is a non-FIA category closely related to the FIA group.
Many car manufacturers develop vehicles for this category under FIA regulations, but these cars are mixed into many other categories with similar regulations.
Our intention is to make a selection, in different posts, of the CN sport prototypes, either for competition or to enjoy the best cars for track-day
CMS 04 CN2
CMS is an Italian racing team, which usually runs with Osella prototypes. Thanks to their years of racing experience, they designed a high-performance vehicle, with a 2,000cc engine that develops 325hp. This figure may not be surprising, but it's really impressive if we consider that the CMS 04 weighs 535kgs, with a very low center of gravity and great downforce. But if you want more power, CMS can offer you two other possible engines, it will depend on the regulations to which the vehicle will race: A 2.5 Honda Mugen 385 hp engine or a 3.0 Turbo Honda Mugen 600hp engine. The fact that CMS 03 is designed specifically for a particular engine, is a guarantee that the vehicle is perfectly balanced for this.
Minetti is a renowned Australian sport prototype manufacturer. This is the third generation of the Minetti SS-V1, which has been winning championships, such as the CAMS National Superspint Championship, since 2008.
Combining the CAMS-approved space frame chassis, lightweight fiberglass body, and downforce aerodynamic assist devices, SS-V1 has the potential to provide performance similar to a V8 super sports car or a GT3 sports car.
Minetti SS-V1 price: The rolling chassis cost about AUD $ 40,0000 (€ 24,000). With the engine included it has an estimated cost of about AUD $ 50,000 (€ 30,500). The usual motorcycle engines used are Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki GSXR1000, Kawasaki ZX14, Kawasaki Zx10.
Osella PA 30 V8 Zytek
Osella is one of the world's best known and most reputable prototype sports car manufacturers. It currently has seven different sport prototypes models, including some specifically for the CN Class, such as the PA 21P, with engines that deliver more than 250hp. All its models are awesome and they're usually fitted with Honda or Zytek engines. The Osella PA 30 V8 Zytek is powered by a 3.0 liter V8 engine that gathers more than 450hp, power that is sent to the rear wheels via a Sadev Six-speed sequential gearbox.
Since 2011, the Norma M20 F / FC has been one of the main CN-class racing cars, whether on the track or on hillclimb. The Norma M20 offers high performance and great reliability, it is equipped with AP-Racing calipers and OZ racing wheels. It's a prototype that can be fitted with different engines according to the category in which it competes, its total weight will depend on this, which will range between 475 and 750 kgs. Norma M20 FC Price: Starting at 103.0000€
Zauber ZR1 is a German sport prototype specifically engineered for the CN group. It's equipped with a 1300cc motorcycle engine, the unusual thing is that this engine is supercharged with a turbo which provides 286hp. This achieves an incredible power-to-weight ratio as the Zauber ZR1 weighs only 520kgs.
But if motorcycles don't interest you, it can also be equipped with a 3.4 Porsche 394hp engine coupled to a six speed sequential gearbox. In this case, the weight amounts to 640kgs.
Zauber ZR1 price: Starting at € 45,000
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