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Motorsport: Aston Martin Racing LMP1 Race Car

The Aston Martin Racing LMP1 race car will compete in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

AMR-One features a new custom carbon fibre chassis and an open cockpit. In line with the new 2011 rules, it also has the new blade-fin and a significantly down-sized 2.0 litre turbo-charged six cylinder direct injection petrol engine.

Team Principal George Howard-Chappell said:

“We have chosen to run with a six cylinder turbocharged engine because we believe this offers the best potential within the petrol engine regulations. With the ACO’s commitment to effectively balance the performance of petrol and diesel Le Mans entrants – our hopes are high that we’ll see the closest racing yet in the premiere LMP1 category.”

Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed transverse semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox.

The car was built in just six months using 3D printing technology.

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