Aston Martin Racing has announced its plans for the new season including the unveiling of a new ground-up developed LMP1 race car, the AMR-One, as well as confirming the driver line-up and planned race programme.
The Gulf Liveried Aston Martin AMR-One is a new open-top LMP1 race car featuring a 2.0 liter turbocharged six cylinder direct injection petrol engine which has been developed for a new bespoke carbon fiber chassis designed and manufactured by Aston Martin Racing. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed transverse semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox.
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 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.
Aston Martin Racing will contend 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.
The AMR-One is expected to test for the first time in early March.
Gulf’s colors don’t really fit an aston martin.. but I like the 007 reference ;) too bad next bond film will feature a Bentley instead. :)