Ligier JS5

Ligier JS5 image

Active: 1976
Team: Equipe Ligier

Drivers: Jacques Laffite (26)Designers: GĂ©rard Ducarouge, Michel Beaujon, Paul Carillo

The very first Ligier car was equipped of a Matra engine that was able to bring a pole position in the team's maiden year while its best race position was a second place. In total the car took 20 points for the young Ligier team founded by former driver Guy Ligier.


Engine: Matra MS73 V12, 3000 cc, atmospherically aspirated
Power: Around 500 bhp @ 11600 rpm
Tyres: Goodyear
Chassis: Aluminium coque
Weight: 605 kg
Gearbox: Hewland TL 2-200 with 5 gears
Lubricants: Shell
Brakes: Steel disc brakes
Thread front: 1536 mm
Thread rear: 1600 mm
Wheelbase: 2608 mm