Automobiles Ligier is a French automobile manufacturer. The company is active since 1969 in the automotive industry and also in automobile racing. After initially mainly sports cars were made , one has now specializes in light vehicles with electric and internal combustion engines as well as quads. Between 1976 and 1996, the French took part in the Formula 1 World Championship as "Equipe Ligier ".
In 1969, the company founded by Guy Ligier began construction of the sports car JS1 ( 1969-1970 with Ford engine ). This car was never built in series. Ligier named all vehicles in memory of his deceased friend Jo Schlesser in 1968 after his initials.
Later followed the JS2 ( 1970-1972 with Ford engine, from 1972 to 1975 with Maserati engine). The JS2 is the production version of JS1. The successor of the JS2 was the JS3.
From 1969 Ligier built sports cars that were partially tailored to racing bets, but partly also got a street legal. Ligier Ligier JS2 In addition to the built in 1972 on behalf of Citroën also the luxury coupe SM. With the JS 2, the Ligier factory team ended the 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 1975 from second overall.
1980 Ligier began a second pillar with the light vehicle production build that have electric or internal combustion engines. This two-seater cars may partially without a license or a moped license to be re- run with a driving license " Class S" or "T". With these vehicles, the company is very successful.
From 1976 to 1996 Ligier maintained a team that was involved in the Formula 1 World Championship. The team played 325 Formula 1 races and scored nine victories. In the late 1970s, it was one of the most successful teams, with the beginning of the turbo era left the services after though. After several changes of ownership Alain Prost took the 1996 team to continue him from 1997 to 2001 under the name of Prost Grand Prix.
2005 Ligier returned to motorsport: In collaboration with Automobiles Martini racing car built again, and though the models Ligier JS49 ( French V de V series ( Endurance ), Ligier JS47 (Formula 3).
Current model program
- Ligier IXO ( microcar with Lombardini two-cylinder common rail diesel engine)
- Ligier X -TOO ² ( microcar with Lombardini twin cylinder diesel engine)
- Ligier X -TOO Max ( microcar with Lombardini twin cylinder diesel engine)
- Ligier X -TOO R ( evolution ) ( microcar with Lombardini twin cylinder diesel engine)
- Ligier X Pro ( small truck with two-cylinder Lombardini diesel engine)
- Be Up ( Small Fun vehicle with Lombardini twin cylinder petrol engine)
- Be Two ( Little Fun vehicle with Lombardini twin cylinder diesel engine)
- Different quads
- Ligier JS49 ( Sport Prototype )
Ligier X -TOO
Ligier X -TOO R
Ligier Be Two