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#96

Press Release


17th June 2018

First victory for Erin at Le Mans in 21 years


J. Jacobsen in the #14 GT18 racing in the small hours of Sunday morning


ErinSport’s #14 GT18 chassis claimed the first overall victory at Le Mans for the team since 1997 today. Completing 388 laps overall, they were able to beat rivals KHT, Maine and GBSC, with its sister #15 chassis finishing 5th. It had been holding 2nd place for much of the race, but a collision with one of the Scagliati GTE cars at just after 5:20 am forced it back into the pits for major repairs. The team were able to rebuild the front half of the drivetrain and get the car across the line.

Retired former CEO Marco Erin was at the race too, having recently celebrated his 76th birthday. While in charge of Erin, he saw the company to success at Le Mans in the 70s and late 80s, as well as their victories in 1995 and 1997. But, he struggled to replicate such success with the GT01 and GT09 LMP racers, making this a particularly special day. He said he was “immensely proud to see us win here once more”.

The two Scarlet GTE’s had a tougher race against the Merciel Corsaire’s and Bonham Fleming’s who raced very strongly, forcing Erin out of a podium finish in the class. Rising star Georgina Stevens suffered a tire blowout on her #55 car which knocked down its placing considerably, allowing the #56 car to finish ahead 5th in class after a tense final-few-laps battle with the #48 Sachiuri Sagitta.

This marks Erin’s 14th overall victory at Le Mans, having first raced here in 1951.


Full team details can be found here.

Disclaimer: all events depicted in this post are specifically for the Erin canon only and do not affect/are not related to any other similar posts from other companies.


#97

Kht eau rouge was plagued by gearbox troubles, and both cars spent over 2 extra hours in the pits, ruining their chances. KHT Ceo has congratulated Erin racing division on a job well done.


#98

A recent short advert for our halo car, the Scarlet.


#99

What music goes with it in the background?


#100

Boy that’s SEXY

^ this

Flesh it out here and now :smirk:


#101

Maybe this could work :stuck_out_tongue: the first seconds

EDIT: or this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l62BmctEdI


#102

@Sillyworld @Mr.Computah Well, this is what I’d put with it, especially the bit that comes after 1:00:

Though Silly, Depeche Mode would be an excellent choice (since when did Linkin Park ever decide to cover them? Mind blown)


#103

Press Release


14th September 2018

X Department announces partnership with Maula for the 2019 European Hillclimb Championship season

Tuning company and motorsport team Maula announced the car they would be competing with in the 2019 European Hillclimb Championship a joint press release with Erin today. The company, based in Exhall, Coventry, will be running in the Category I class with a heavily modified version of the current gen Merna compact, developed in partnership with Erin’s in-house tuning company/R&D organisation, the X Department.

The Maula Merna HC19 (pictured) is based on the 200X-AllDrive model, the top of the line hot hatch variant of the car. It uses the same Pureon Large i4 block as the road-going model, enlarged to 2.22l in a perfectly square design, with an NHI Turbocharging kit and custom straight pipe exhaust. Currently, the engine pushes 700 hp, though it’s believed there is further room for improvement. A complete overhaul of the cars aero and a lot of bodywork has also been done, as well as considerable weight loss too.

As of present, only preliminary testing and tuning has begun, with “more work to be done” over the coming autumn and winter in preparation for the start of the season. ErinSport have also noted that they are keen to see the car compete in the 2019 Pikes Peak Hill Climb as well.

Maula have a considerable history of working with Erin cars. Whilst more famous for their open wheel racers and motorsport supplies, the team came to fame in the mid 1990s with the special edition Maula Merna and more recently a Touge-prepped Mk 1 Berlose affectionatley known as ‘Big Mumma’.

More on the partnership is expected later this year when drivers are announced, though a date has yet to be confirmed.


#104

Great… Now I cannot wait to finish the 1952 Corso di Fruinia and start my 2019 Gasmean Hillclimb competition.


#105

Armada Motors will definitely be seeing you at the Hillclimb :wink:


#106

So, do you want to compete with the HCS-01… :smirk:


#107

2019 Erin Berlose Coupe

Trim Specs



2018 Erin Berlose 400-X Turbo



Both models are availible to pre-order and will begin delivery from January 2019 onwards.


Mondial Paris Motor Show 2018 (Mondial de l'Automobile Paris)
#108

Press Release


6th January 2019

ErinSport officially announce intention to compete in the new WEC Hypercar discipline

As hype builds around the successor to the current LMP1 regulations in the World Endurance Championship, the Erin Motor Company and ErinSport are pleased to announce that a project to develop a car to compete in the new Hypercar category is currently underway. A number of rumours surrounding the future of ErinSport’s current prototype racer - the GT18 - after the end of the current WEC Superseason preceded this announcement.

In keeping with the now approved regulations for the series, the project will lead to the creation of a hybrid-powered race car, including the mandated road-going production variants which will likely be built at Erin’s X Department Specialist Production Line in Nottingham, UK. As of current, the project is experimenting with basing the car on the current GT18 chassis and powertrain in order to speed up the development process.

As this is Erin’s first ever hypercar, it has been suggested that the company may seek out external help from more experienced manufacturers in this field. ErinSport aims to have the car on the startline at the first race of the 2020 season, and looks forward to meeting other manufacturers there very soon.


#109

IT BEGINS


#110

Does that PureonPOWER V8 have any further expansion potential?


#111

Good question. The Erin V8 has been a part of its brand for a long time and will remain so, but the power outputs required and regulations on material costs mean that Erin will most likely use a different engine for the car. The PureonPOWER V8 will continue to be used in the Scarlet GTE of course :wink:


#112

Does Erin offer crate engines to smaller, independent manufacturers?


#113

That we do.


#114

That we find Interesting.


#115

My DMs are always open hint hint