Aston Martin Racing launches new AMR-One Le Mans challenger
Aston Martin Racing has revealed its 2011 Le Mans challenger.
The all-new ground-up developed LMP1 race car, the AMR-One, is the first to be built completely in-house by the Prodrive-run AMR company and powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged six cylinder direct injection petrol engine.
AMR Chairman, David Richards said: "George [Howard-Chappell] and the team have been extremely busy over the winter months and they have been working day and night to produce what is not only a stunningly beautiful race car but one which will use the new ACO regulations to best effect.
"Just like the road cars, the AMR-One has been elegantly engineered where simplicity runs throughout to produce what we expect to be a competitive and reliable endurance racer."
Subject to initial testing, it is hoped that AMR-One will make its race debut at the Twelve Hours of Sebring later this month after which Aston Martin Racing will contend the full Intercontinental Le Mans Cup with its seven rounds in the United States, Belgium, France, Italy, England and China.