McLaren’s Zak Brown owned this carbon Ligier JS P4 Racer


A Ligier JS P4, a racing car that almost looks like a spaceship from certain angles, has hit the used-car market and is looking for a new home. It’s not road legal, but could be perfect for anyone who wants a vehicle to take to their local track day and experience what it’s like to be a professional race car driver.

The JS P4 sits on a carbon fiber monocoque while power is provided by a rear-mounted 3.7-liter Ford Cyclone V6 developing 330bhp. This V6 is mated to a six-speed Quaife transmission driving the rear wheels via a Torsen limited-slip differential.

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As this is a real race car, it has been fitted with a 100 liter foam lined fuel tank, centrifugal clutch and pit lane anti-stall system. It is also equipped with a Tilton pedal set, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors and a cockpit cooling system. Air conditioning is also installed, as are air intakes, an ATL refueling system, six-piston Brembo brakes and a heated windshield.

The JS P4 complies with FIA Group E endurance racing regulations and the collect cars The listing reveals that this example was previously owned by McLaren Racing managing director Zak Brown. It comes with just 18 hours on the clock and sits on 18-inch Braid alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Total Performance Pilot Sport GT tyres.

The car’s exterior is completely finished with matte carbon fiber body panels, likely because Brown originally specified the racer as a demo vehicle, not to be raced with. Anyone looking to buy the car to hit the track would be wise to apply a paint protection film to some of the more vulnerable panels or risk damaging that carbon fiber.

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