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Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault changed the two front wheels on Jason Plato’s Laguna in 6.7 seconds at Oulton Park on 13 September (round 24) – probably the fastest regulation pit stop in BTCC history

48 measurements are made on the Laguna every millisecond

A production Renault Laguna produces approximately 110bhp. The BTCC Laguna outputs over 320bhp, from a production block

Components are Inspected to within 1,100th of a millimetre

Over two miles of wiring go into each Laguna race car

Jason Plato’s road car is a Renault Laguna RTI V6 24v. You will also find a Ferrari F355 and a Ducati 916 in his garage

Williams Touring Car Engineering will build five Lagunas in 1999. Each race chassis could be re-built as many as fifty times during the season

Michelin’s slick racing tyres work best at over 160°C

The BTCC Laguna can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.5 seconds. It can decelerate from 60 to 0mph in 1.8 seconds

Under heavy braking, the front discs can reach 1100°F (towards the end of Starkeys Straight at Donington Park)

Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault takes over 12 tons of equipment to a BTCC race weekend

The Williams Renault Laguna was recorded at 164mph during the Bathurst 1000 in Australia