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LACAM (Les Ateliers de Construction Automobile de Matheysine)


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1951 LACAM Excellence I

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Engine

L635 Tabor - 3.5 -1946
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 495 cc
Bore x stroke : 87 x 98 mm
Power : 130 hp @ 3700 RPM
Torque : 261,5 Nm @ 3100 RPM
RPM limit : 4100 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,7:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,62m / 4,36m / 1,79m
Chassis galvanised steel ladder / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : double wishbone front and rear
Weight : 1 213 kg

Performances

Top speed : 180 km/h
0-100 km/h : 12,2 s
80-120 km/h : 7,92 s
1/4 mil : 19.02 s
1 km : 33,90 s
100-0 braking distance : 95,5 m :scream:
Fuel economy : 23 L/100km


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Not bad. This definitely looks like an upmarket early postwar car, one intended to make its occupants forget about all the austerity among them.


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1953 LACAM Excellence I sedan, coupe and convertible

As of the following year, LACAM launch the versions coupe and convertible. Engineers take the opportunity to change the engine settings and retouch the grille.

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Engine

L640 Tabor - 4.0 -1953
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 994 cc
Bore x stroke : 93 x 98 mm
Power : 155 hp @ 3900 RPM
Torque : 302 Nm @ 2500 RPM
RPM limit : 4200 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,8:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Performances

Top speed : 192 km/h
0-100 km/h : 11,6 s
80-120 km/h : 6,48 s
1/4 mil : 18,67 s
1 km : 32,71 s
100-0 braking distance : 61,1 m
Fuel economy : 22,0 L/100km


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1956 LACAM Ornon 155 sedan

Even if it takes the same engine, this new car does not replace the Excellence. Its monocoque chassis, its simplified suspensions and its simplified interior destines it to a wide diffusion.

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Engine

L640 Tabor - 4.0 -1953
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 994 cc
Bore x stroke : 93 x 98 mm
Power : 155 hp @ 3900 RPM
Torque : 302 Nm @ 2500 RPM
RPM limit : 4200 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,8:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,62m / 4,28m / 1,70m
Chassis galvanised steel monocoque / steel panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : MacPherson Strut (F) / Semi trailing Arm ®
Weight : 1 229 kg

Performance

Top speed : 193 km/h
0-100 km/h : 10,5 s
80-120 km/h : 6,12 s
1/4 mil : 17,94 s
1 km : 31,81 s
100-0 braking distance : 56,3 m
Fuel economy : 21,6 L/100km


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1959 LACAM Excellence II 210

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Engine

V850 Obiou - 5.0 - 1959
V8 OHC 2V
Capacity : 4 988 cc
Bore x stroke : 90 x 98 mm
Power : 208 hp @ 4700 RPM
Torque : 373 Nm @ 3000 RPM
RPM limit : 5100 RPM
Compression ratio : 8,1:1
Fuel system : two barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 3,25 m / 5,16 m / 2,05 m
Chassis galvanised steel ladder / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 2-speed automatic
Suspension : double wishbone F&R
Weight : 1 680 kg

Performance

Top speed : 209 km/h
0-100 km/h : 10,9 s
80-120 km/h : 6,60 s
1/4 mil : 18,55 s
1 km : 32,10 s
100-0 braking distance : 66,3 m
Fuel economy : 22,0 L/100km


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1967 LACAM Malissol 210 Berlinette & Targa

This new lightweight sports car uses the V8 engine of the Excellence II. With only 1 200 kg, the performance is much better!

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Engine

V850 Obiou - 5.0 - 1959
V8 OHC 2V
Capacity : 4 988 cc
Bore x stroke : 90 x 98 mm
Power : 208 hp @ 4700 RPM
Torque : 373 Nm @ 3000 RPM
RPM limit : 5100 RPM
Compression ratio : 8,1:1
Fuel system : two barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

2 doors, 2 seats
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,47m / 4,29m / 1,84m
Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : double wishbone F & R
Weight : 1 208 kg

Performance

Top speed : 221 km/h
0-100 km/h : 6,07 s
80-120 km/h : 4,09 s
1/4 mil : 14,59 s
1 km : 26,70 s
100-0 braking distance : 37,1 m
Fuel economy : 16,4 L/100km
Nürburgring time : 9’10’'28


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January 1965, the designers are working on Ornon next generation. They present 4 prototypes to potential customers.

You are theses customers. Aswer to the survey and may be your choice will guide the designers.

  • Proposal 1
  • Proposal 2
  • Proposal 3
  • Proposal 4

0 voters


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1962 LACAM Excellence II 210 coupe & cabriolet

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1969 Lacam Ornon II

The Lacam Ornon returns for its 2nd generation. Unveiled at the 1969 Paris Motor Show, Lacam hopes to sell it by thousand.

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Engine

Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Suspension : double wishbone F & R

1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.0 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.5 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963
Type Inline 6 DOHC 4V Inline 6 DOHC 4V Inline 6 DOHC 4V
Capacity 1 984 cc 2 500 cc 2 893 cc 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 75,6 x 74,1 mm 79 x 85 mm 84 x 87 mm 84 x 87 mm
Power 106 hp @ 5800 RPM 150 hp @ 6100 RPM 168 hp @ 6000 RPM 168 hp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 154 Nm @ 3500 RPM 202 Nm @ 4100 RPM 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM
Compression ratio 7,5:1 7,8:1 7,8:1 7,8:1
Fuel system two barrel single carburetor two barrel twin carburetor two barrel twin carburetor two barrel twin carburetor
Fuel type regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON
Car details

Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Suspension : double wishbone F & R

1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Body type 4 doors sedan, 5 seats 4 doors sedan, 5 seats 4 doors sedan, 4 seats 2 doors coupe, 4 seats
Wheelbase 2,68m 2,68m 2,68m 2,68m
Length 4,41m 4,41m 4,41m 4,41m
Width 1,64m 1,64m 1,64m 1,64m
Gearbox 4-speeds manual 5-speeds manual 3-speeds automatic 3-speeds automatic
Weight 1 070 kg 1 162 kg m 1 184 kg 1 151 kg
Performance
1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Top speed 169 km/h 187 km/h 194 km/h 196 km/h
0-100 km/h 11,00 s 9,19 s 9,90 s 9,66 s
80-120 km/h 8,16 s 5,76 s 6,00 s 5,76 s
1/4 mil 18,31 s 17,10 s 17,58 s 17,34 s
1 km 33,31 s 30,75 s 31,20 s 30,91 s
100-0 braking distance 42,80 m 42,10 m 42,50 m 42,10 m
Fuel economy 13,40 L/100km 16,00 L/100km 16,60 L/100km 16,3 L/100km

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1970 Lacam Ornon Rallye

In 1970, Lacam launched the Ornon Rallye. It uses the engine and bodywork of the 170g coupe with wider fenders and larger tracks. The suspension is firmer and lowered. The widened tires are mounted on alloy rims.

The engine is coupled to a 5-speed mechanical gearbox. Gears are shorter for better performances.

Model 1970 Lacam Ornon Rallye
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension MacPherson strut (front) / Semi trailing arm (rear)
Brakes 2-piston front and rear solid disc
Transmission 5-speed manual gearbox
Weight 1 137 kg
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963
Type DOHC 4V Inline 6
Capacity 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 84 x 87 mm
Power 168 hp @ 6500 RPM
Torque 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM
0-100 km/h 7,62 s
80-120 km/h 4,80 s
1/4 mile time 15,90 s
1 km time 28,81 s
Top Speed 197 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 35 s 68
Green Hell Lap Time 9 min 40 s 90
100-0 braking distance 37,70 m
Fuel Economy 15,8 L/100 km


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1977 Lacam Ornon III

Here's the Lacam Ornon 3rd generation. Available both in coupe and sedan.

For the first in it history, Ornon's engines are available with mechanical injection and are compatible with unleaded fuel.

Model Lacam Ornon III
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension MacPherson strut (front) / Semi trailing arm (rear)
Brakes 2-piston front vented discs and 2-piston rear solid disc
Length 4,65 m
Width 1,72 m
Wheelbase 2,77 m

Model 110g 150g 180 g 180 g coupe
Weight 1 127 kg 1 137 kg 1 267 kg 1 232 kg
Transmission 4-speed manual gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.0 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.5 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1972
Type DOHC 4V Inline 6
Capacity 1 994 cc 2 500 cc 2 893 cc 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 75,6 x 74,1 mm 79 x 85 mm 84 x 87 mm 84 x 87 mm
Fuel system 2 barrels single carburetor mechanical fuel injection mechanical fuel injection mechanical fuel injection
Power 108 hp @ 6200 RPM 151 hp @ 6200 RPM 180 hp @ 6200 RPM 180 hp @ 6200 RPM
Torque 155 Nm @ 3900 RPM 209 Nm @ 4000 RPM 243 Nm @ 4300 RPM 243 Nm @ 4300 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM
0-100 km/h 10,9 s 11,6 s 9,78 s 9,55 s
80-120 km/h 8,28 s 7,08 s 6,00 s 5,76 s
1/4 mile time 17,94 s 18,78 s 17,83 s 17,58 s
1 km time 33,01 s 33,01 s 31,35 s 31,06 s
Top Speed 172 km/h 186 km/h 199 km/h 199 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 51 s 77 2 min 51 s 52 2 min 43 s 55 2 min 42 s 31
Green Hell Lap Time 10 min 45 s 52 10 min 38 s 60 10 min 06 s 57 10 min 03 s 74
100-0 braking distance 42,20 m 43,60 m 40,50 m 40,20 m
Fuel Economy 13,3 L/100 km 14,1 L/100 km 15,7 L/100 km 15,5 L/100 km

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Something bigger is coming.


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1979 Lacam Exellence III

Launched in 1959, 33,187 copies sold, the time has come for Lacam to launch the third generation of their luxurious model: Excellence III.

This full-size luxury car is available in sedan, coupe and convertible.

Model Lacam Excellence III
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Aluminium panels
Suspension Double Wishbone front & rear
Brakes 3-piston front vented discs and 3-piston rear solid disc
Length 5,21 m
Width 1,92 m
Wheelbase 3,06 m
Transmission 4-speed automatic gearbox
Engine name V850 Obiou 1973
Type OHC 2V V8
Capacity 4,998 cc
Bore x stroke 90 x 98 mm
Fuel system mechanical fuel injection
Power 250 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 372 Nm @ 3,700 RPM
RPM limit 6200 RPM

Model Sedan Coupe Convertible
Weight 1 585 kg 1 544 Kg 1 762 kg
0-100 km/h 8,10s 7,99 s 8,94 s
80-120 km/h 4,92 s 4,68 s 5,40 s
1/4 mile time 16,02 s 16,02 s 16,75 s
1 km time 28,81 s 28,66 s 30,00 s
Top Speed 209 km/h 209 km/h 201 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 39 s 88 2 min 39 s 00 2 min 43 s 52
Green Hell Lap Time 9 min 56 s 67 9 min 52 s 17 9 min 52 s 17
100-0 braking distance 42,10 m 41,80 m 43,40 m
Fuel Economy 24,8 L/100 km 24,5 L/100 km 26,6 L/100 km

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1980’s are coming!


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1982 Lacam Roizon

Because of the success of budget-minded sports cars like Datsun Z or Porsche 924, Lacam design the Lacam Roizon in order to propose a slightly upper class competitor to theses sports cars.

This car is powered by an inline-6 engine proposed in two power : 120 hp or 190 hp. It is both available in 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Model Lacam Roizon
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension Mac Pherson strut front & semi trailing arm rear
Brakes 2-piston front vented discs and 2-piston rear solid disc
Length 4,19 m
Width 1,76 m
Wheelbase 2,39 m
Transmission 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine name 1982 L629 Tabor II 1982 L629 Tabor II
Type DOHC 4V I6 DOHC 4V I6
Capacity 1997cc 2893cc
Bore x stroke 75,7 x 73,9 mm 84 x 87 mm
Fuel system Multi point EFI Multi point EFI
Power 120 hp @ 6,300 RPM 190 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 174 Nm @ 3,300 RPM 256 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
RPM limit 6,800 RPM 7,000 RPM

Model 120G 120G A 190G 190G A
Weight 1 109 kg 1 115 kg 1 141 Kg 1 149 kg
0-100 km/h 9,19 s 10,90 s 6,78 s 7,51 s
80-120 km/h 6,72 s 7,20 s 4,08 s 4,68 s
1/4 mile time 16,99 s 17,94 s 15,06 s 15,55 s
1 km time 31,20 s 32,56 s 27,31 s 28,20 s
Top Speed 184 km/h 178 km/h 213 km/h 209 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 38 s 56 2 min 41 s 71 2 min 28 s 44 2 min 30 s 04
Green Hell Lap Time 9 min 53 s 50 10 min 03 s 72 9 min 12 s 50 9 min 19 s 53
100-0 braking distance 35,50 m 35,50 m 35,60 m 35,7 m
Fuel Economy 9,9 L/100 km 10,5 L/100 km 12,3 L/100 km 12,7 L/100 km


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Focus on headlights


Car headlight technology is constantly advancing. Thanks to its suppliers, Lacam is able to offer its cars brand new headlights that change their front look.

The new Lacam Roizon therefore inaugurates a completely new visual identity. It brings Lacam's design into a new decade.


Due to local regulations, Lacam Roizon for US market has a different front with four-headlamp rectangular sealed beam system and side marker lights.


#18

I like the subtle differences between the U.S. version and the international version.


#19

A very accurate difference between how boring us Americans can be and how fun and exciting Europeans etc. can be.


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1982 Lacam Ornon III Facelift

New bumpers, new mirrors, new headlights and improved engines. This is the third generation Lacam Ornon restyling program.

For the first in it history, Ornon's engines are available with electronic fuel injection for a better fuel efficiency.

US specs facelifted Lacam Ornon III

Model Lacam Ornon III facelift
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension MacPherson strut (front) / Semi trailing arm (rear)
Brakes 3-piston front vented discs and 2-piston rear solid disc
Length 4,60 m
Width 1,72 m
Wheelbase 2,77 m


Model 120g (A) 150g (A) 190 g (A) 190 g coupe
Weight 1 174 kg 1 294 kg 1 310 kg 1 232 kg
Transmission 5-speed manual gearbox (4-speed automatic transmission) 5-speed manual gearbox (4-speed automatic transmission) 5-speed manual gearbox (4-speed automatic transmission) 5-speed manual gearbox (4-speed automatic transmission)
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.0 1982 L629 Tabor II 2.5 1982 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1982 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1982
Type DOHC 4V Inline 6
Capacity 1 994 cc 2 500 cc 2 893 cc 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 75,6 x 74,1 mm 79 x 85 mm 84 x 87 mm 84 x 87 mm
Fuel system Multi point EFI Multi point EFI Multi point EFI Multi point EFI
Power 120 hp @ 6300 RPM 150 hp @ 6300 RPM 190 hp @ 6600 RPM 190 hp @ 6600 RPM
Torque 174 Nm @ 3300 RPM 218 Nm @ 3200 RPM 256 Nm @ 4000 RPM 256 Nm @ 4000 RPM
RPM limit 6800 RPM 6800 RPM 7000 RPM 7000 RPM
0-100 km/h 10,00 s (11,90 s) 9,31 s (10,00 s) 7,86 s (8,94 s) 7,74 s (8,82 s)
80-120 km/h 7,08 s (8,28 s) 5,88 s (6,72 s) 4,68 s (5,52 s) 4,44 s (5,28 s)
1/4 mile time 17,58 s (18,67 s) 16,99 s (17,47 s) 15,90 s (16,75 s) 15,78 s (16,62 s)
1 km time 31,95 s (33,60 s) 30,60 s (31,50 s) 28,50 s (29,85s) 28,35 s (29,70 s)
Top Speed 185 km/h (180 km/h) 198 km/h (194 km/h) 214 km/h (209 km/h) 214 km/h (209 km/h)
ATT Lap Time 2 min 45 s 03 2 min 43 s 02 2 min 38 s 02 2 min 37s 00
Green Hell Lap Time 10 min 16 s 44 10 min 09 s 34 9 min 48 s 59 9 min 45s 79
100-0 braking distance 39,10 m 40,20 m 40,40 m 40,20 m
Fuel Economy 10,0 L/100 km (10,5 L/100 km) 11,2 L/100 km (11,5 L/ 100km) 13,1 L/100 km (13,9 L/ 100km) 12,9 L/100 km (13,7 L/100km)


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