Aston Martin Racing reveals the new AMR-ONE

Aston Martin Racing have finally taken the wraps off to reveal their challenger to Audi and Peugeot in the LMP1 class at Le Mans.

The AMR-ONE is the first Aston Martin race car built entirely in house by Pro-Drive, including the 2 litre, straight six, single turbo engine. Of course we all knew that the AMR-ONE was going to be an open top sports car, as that was revealed last September, but otherwise this car bares little resemblance to the drawings we saw back then.

The car itself looks larger than expected, which may be as a result of the obligatory fin on these LMP1 cars, and possibly the fact that the car features four equal sized Michelin tyres.

So when will be able to see the car on the circuit, in competition? Well, although Aston Martin Racing had a confirmed entry in this month’s Sebring 12 Hours, it was always going to be difficult for them to compete with so little testing. So now it has been confirmed that the AMR-ONE will now make its debut in the first Le Mans Series race at Le Castellet in April. It is now expected that 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.

Aston Marting Racing also named five of their factory drivers for the coming year. The 009 car will be driven by Harold Primat, Adrian Fernandez and Andy Meyrick. The 007 car will also see the return of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke alongside a to be named additional driver.

Aston Martin AMR-ONE LMP1 Car Technical Specification

Chassis – Aston Martin Carbon Fibre Monocoque ‘open’ style construction, load bearing engine with steel frame to help rigidity.
Configuration – Mid engine rear wheel drive
Engine – In line 6 cylinder, direct injected, turbocharged and intercooled DOHC Petrol engine, 4 valves per cylinder. Approx 540bhp, 6 speed Xtrac
Gearbox – Bespoke 6 speed, transverse, semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox
Suspension – All round double wishbone, push-rod activated Koni dampers with third spring/damper, front and rear. Front Anti roll bar
Steering – Rack and Pinion with electrical power assistance
Aerodynamics – to current LMP1 regulations developed via CFD in conjunction with Totalsim, including latest regulation fin.
Electronics – Full Cosworth electronics systems including engine ECU, data system and telemetry. Full military spec wiring harness and connectors.
Wheels and Tyres – Michelin tyres, 36/71 x 18 front and 37/71 x 18 rear mounted on TWS forged magnesium wheels.
Brakes – Brembo six pot calipers fitted front and rear, Carbon 380mm diameter front and 355mm diameter rear discs with carbon pads

Length 4640mm
Width 1990mm
Wheelbase 2930mm
Minimum weight 900Kg

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Technical specification: With thanks to our friend Graham Goodwin at

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