Georg Plasa’s Le Mans Prototype Powered BMW 134
Georg Plasa was a German hill climber who drove this amazing Judd V8 powered BMW 134. The car was based on an E82 and the engine was a 550 horsepower Judd KV675 V8. Judd built these engines for 2001 Le Mans Prototypes using the Formula 3000 KV V8 as a base. Then they increased the displacement to 3.4 liters and reinforced the engine for endurance racing. Georg died from a crash during the 2011 Coppa Carotti in Italy. Take a look back at some of his amazing driving in an amazing car.
In 2001, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), organisers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, announced new regulations for Le Mans Prototypes. The smaller LMP675 category would allow naturally aspirated V8 engines up to 3.4 litres. Using the design of the Formula 3000 KV V8, Judd expanded the engine to the maximum 3.4 litres and reinforced it for endurance racing, creating the KV675.
In its debut year, the KV675 won the LMP675 championship in the American Le Mans Series for Dick Barbour Racing. However, factory supported efforts by MG and then Zytek were the dominant efforts in LMP675, so the KV675 only won its class at the 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans. It also won the LMP2 class championship in the ALMS in 2005. Both victories were for Intersport Racing, installed at the back of their Lola B2K/40.
・2004年のLe Mansの 24 Hoursでクラス優勝。
The BMW 134 Judd V8 of Georg Plasa might go down on History as the most Iconic Hillclimb Monster of All Time. Loved immensely by fans, this 570Hp/780Kg Spaceframed Monster was powered by a Judd V8 engine capable of reaching upwards of 12.000Rpm and sounding like a Naturally Aspirated Era Formula 1.
12.000Rpm BMW 134 Judd V8 with F1 Sound || Legendary Monster of Georg Plasa
Georg Plasa - BMW 134 Judd - Primavera Verzegnis
Georg Plasa tests his new BMW 134 Judd in Franciacorta (with onboard)
Judd KV (Zytek) V8 F3000