Aston Martin AMR-One

March 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Finally the British superbrand Aston Martin revealed their new Le Mans contender for the 2011 season.

They call is the AMR-One, and apart from the all-new design and aerodynamics, what’s most choking about it is the engine. We had heard rumors that Aston is mulling six-cylinder turbo engines, but we couldn’t guess they want to use it for this! That’s right, this LMP1 racer has let go of the 6.0 liter V12 for an in-line six cylinder, direct injection, intercooled, turbocharged petrol engine with a displacement of just 2,000 cc. It gets a 6 speed Xtrac transmission and makes abuot 540 bhp.

Aston Martin AMR One Aston Martin AMR ONE LMP1

A total of six AMR-Ones will be built, with the factory team running one car in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and two cars at selected events. The AMR-One is linked to Aston Martin’s ultimate design and engineering showcase; the road going One-77; both of which share similar philosophies featuring carbon fibre monocoques.

The driver line up for 2011 will consist of Darren Turner (GB) Stefan Mücke (D) and another driver yet to be announced, who will join the team piloting the 007 car. Adrian Fernandez (MX), Andy Meyrick (GB) and Harold Primat (CH) will be teaming up to drive the 009 car.

Dimensions:

Length 4640mm

Width 1990mm

Wheelbase 2930mm

Minimum weight 900Kg

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