Aston Martin Racing launches AMR-One

The Aston Martin AMR-ONE LMP1 car.
The Aston Martin AMR-ONE LMP1 car.

The Gulf Oil International sponsored Aston Martin AMR-One is a new open-top race car featuring a 2 litre turbocharged 6 cylinder direct injection petrol engine which has been developed for a new bespoke carbon fibre chassis. The LMP1 car will be entered into the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2011.

The open cockpit carbon fibre monococque chassis has been designed and manufactured by UK based motorsport and automotive technology business Prodrive.

A total of 6 AMR-Ones will be built, with the team running  car in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 2 cars at selected events.

The AMR-One is linked to Aston Martin’s road going One-77. Both share similar philosophies featuring carbon fibre monocoques.