2009 Aston Martin LeMans LMP1 review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 , 17:01:40 byVeronica

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Aston Martin LeMans LMP1

British carmaker Aston Martin developed two Works LMP1 cars covered in the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil. The specialists want to bring the Le Mans title back to Britain. The cars they have today are subtle, elegant and handcrafted but still have the genes for competition. The engineers will try to offer their full attention to the project to prove the essence of Aston Martin which, for the ones who do not know is represented by power, beauty and soul. The new car has as base the 2008 Charouz Racing System Lolo and will receive power from the same production-based Aston martin V12 engine which helped the carmaker secure its second successive Le Mans GT1 title with the DBR9. This engine also helped the Charouz car to a new La Sarthe lap record for a petrol car. in addition to the Le Mans 24 hour race, the team will also compete throughout the year in the Le Mans Series, which opens with the 1000 km de Catalunya in April, on the 5th. Aston Martin Racing Works drivers, who raced the Charouz car last year, will renew their relationship with the team along with Darren Turner who was part of the winning DBR9 GT1 crew in 2007 and 2008. The Works team will not defend its GT1 title at Le Mans. Actually, Aston Martin Racing will support any of its official partner teams and customers competing at the race. Drayson Racing has expressed its desire to compete at the Le Mans with the new Vantage GT2. The well known race, Le Mans 24 hour race will be held over the weekend, to be more precise on the 13th and 14th of June.