We’ll start with Aston Martin Racing’s 2011 LMP1 racer, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder direct injection petrol unit and uses a new carbon fiber chassis. We are talking about about 540 hp, which have to move around 900 kg.
“Based on the new regulations for 2011 instigated by the Le Mans governing body; the ACO, Aston Martin Racing has chosen to change tack this year in designing an open cockpit car. In line with the new 2011 rules, the AMR-One features the new blade-fin and has a significantly down-sized engine in keeping with the championship’s efficiency focused regulations. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed transverse semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox,” stated the press release.
Six AMR-Ones will be brought to the world, with the factory team running one vehicle in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as two cars at selected events.
The 2011 driver line-up includes Darren Turner (GB) Stefan Mucke (D) and another driver that hasn’t been announced yet, who will join the team behind the 007 car. The 009 car will be driven by Adrian Fernandez (MX), Andy Meyrick (GB) and Harold Primat (CH).
Aston Martin Racing will take part in selected races in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup with events 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.