Aston Martin’s Le Mans 24Hour Gulf Oil LMP1 Race car

Aston Martin have decided that they are going for the win at this year’s Le Mans 24 hour race. The race will be held over the weekend of 13-14 June. Aston Martin will use two Works LMP1 cars which will have the blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil. The LMP1 is currently under development, and it will be based on the 2008 Charouz Racing System Lola equipped with the same production-based V12 engine from Aston Martin.

“2009 is a hugely significant year for Aston Martin at Le Mans and the challenge of reclaiming victory in this famous race for Aston Martin and Great Britain was simply too great to ignore,” said Aston Martin Chairman, David Richards.

“However, we do not underestimate the task. While we have won the GT1 class for the last two years, competing against the proven speed and endurance of the diesel-powered cars with all their years of winning the prototype class, will be a massive undertaking. Nonetheless, I see this as a great opportunity to showcase the ingenuity of British engineering talent,” Richards added.

– Source: Carscoop

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