French Ligier will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the special Mustang

French Ligier will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the special Mustang

August 2, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

French company Ligier, previously known as a manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, announced a new model. Judging by the first image, it will be a heavily modified version of the Ford Mustang, the release of which will be timed to the 50th anniversary of the brand.

Sportcar will be built in cooperation with long-time partner Ligier by Onroak Automotive. As a power plant will be used 3.7-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 335 horsepower. Such an assembly was previously installed on the Mustangs.

According to preliminary information, the novelty from Ligier will debut in September. Sales of the car will begin in November at a price of 89 thousand euros. The sports car is homologated in accordance with the requirements of the FIA ​​E II-SH, which means four seats in the cabin.

The history of Ligier began with the JS2 model, which was released between 1971 and 1977. At the heart of the machine lay a frame of stamped steel and a fiberglass body. The mid-engine sports car was equipped with a 2.7-liter engine from the Citroen SM, the output of which was initially 170, and then 190 horsepower. Since 2008, Ligier has been producing citycars, electric vehicles and quadricycles.

However, the most famous Ligier brought in racing. The team participated in the Formula 1, and the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans”. In 1977, the driver Jacques Laffite driving the Ligier JS7 car with the Matra V12 engine won the Grand Prix of Sweden.