Gulf-liveried, open-cockpit LMP1 racecar was engineered and developed in-house by Aston Martin Racing.
Aston Martin Racing has unveiled its new ground-up developed LMP1 racecar, the AMR-One. The Gulf-liveried Aston Martin AMR-One, left & below photos, is a new open cockpit LMP1 racecar powered by a 2.0-Litre turbocharged and intercooled inline DOHC six-cylinder direct injection gas engine. It has been developed specifically for the new bespoke carbon fibre chassis designed and manufactured by Aston Martin Racing. Power output of the four-valve engine is approximately 540 horsepower.
Team Principal George Howard-Chappell said: “We have chosen to run with a six-cylinder turbocharged engine because we believe it offers the best potential within the gas engine regulations. With the ACO’s commitment to effectively balance the performance of gas and diesel Le Mans entrants, our hopes are high that we’ll see the closest racing yet in the premier LMP1 category.
“It is expected that Aston Martin Racing will compete in selected races in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup with rounds in the United States (Petit Le Mans), Belgium (Spa), France (Le Mans), Italy (Imola), England (Silverstone) and China (TBC) and make its debut at Paul Ricard on the 1-3 April 2011.”
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