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New Aston Martin Le Mans Racer Revealed


Aston Martin have enjoyed huge success with their DB9 based racers over the years and when they then told the world they would be competing for the big prize we were elated. Entering a car into the LMP1 class put the company in direct competition with seasoned champions Audi and Peugeot, the result was that they finished behind those two yet were competitive with the rest of the field. Not bad for a team returning to the forefront of the sport after a long leave of absence, and one prize they can be assured of at every race is “most attractive car” as the Gulf racing colours have never looked better. Despite their commendable efforts Aston want better results next year and are demanding the top spot! To do this they are bringing an all new car for 2011…

This car has been designed from the ground up and sports the new Gulf Oil livery. Aston intends to beat the diesels of Audi and Peugeot in the next Le Mans with good old petrol power, showing that the British company are not just passionate about winning but also tradition. The previous car had a Lola base but this is an all Aston Martin effort in a bid to “bring the title back to Britain.” This is Aston’s first fully purpose built race engine and chassis combination in over 50 years and we wish them luck in both development and the race.