Articles tagged Lucas Micos

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

Page 60 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 2004

MG Metro 6R4

The only major unblown GpB contender, 6R4 was homologated in November 1985, complete with its first evolution comprising lighter body panels and a full six-point Lucas Micos fuel injection system. And that engine was just one of its unique features. A 2991cc V6 generating 420bhp, this unit was designed and built in-house by Austin Rover. The theory was that FISA had promised to control the exotic...

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