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RE: Pic Of The Week: Aston Martin AMR-One

RE: Pic Of The Week: Aston Martin AMR-One

Friday 4th March 2011

Pic Of The Week: Aston Martin AMR-One

Aston, Gulf, Le Mans, beating the diesels. The dream starts here...



We're going to go out on a limb here, and suggest the new Aston Martin AMR-One at first glance isn't quite 'pretty'.

Focused, aggressive, purposeful, honed - edgy even. And with some terrific stand-out design details like those shark-infested side vents. But not pretty, like the V12 coupe the factory entered at Le Mans last year.

So let's hope this new image reflects the sense of unrelenting purpose needed to get Aston back to the front of the grid at Le Mans.

And keep looking at this picture, because the harder you look, the prettier the AMR-One gets. It's all in the details.

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Marwood79

Original Poster:

139 posts

94 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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Hmmm..... did an ugly car ever win le mans? (none that I can recall - I have worry)

Zod

31,441 posts

165 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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You liked the Audis that have won the last few years?

chazwozza

277 posts

93 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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Definately prefer the blue jag as POTW.

leon9191

742 posts

100 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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Has anyone got a link to the old picture of the week form 18-24 monts ago was the Aston number 007 car refualing at LeMan, I loved that screen shot but lost it when I changed jobs? cheers.

Looks good but its only a 2litre! they said how much power it will make?

Neil G60

667 posts

131 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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It's not a patch looks-wise on this:


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Graebob

2,171 posts

114 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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It's a racing car. Why has it got DRLs? furious

Dan Friel

1,354 posts

185 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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Graebob said:
It's a racing car. Why has it got DRLs? furious
To help slower GT2 cars see it coming..

mcelliott

3,682 posts

88 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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How utterly underwhelming.

Baked_bean

1,090 posts

99 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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mcelliott said:
How utterly underwhelming.
I don't get how people can say that stuff like this is 'underwhelming'?!

it is a purpose built race car, it might not be pretty but it certainly isn't underwhelming!

mcelliott

3,682 posts

88 months

Friday 4th March 2011
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Baked_bean said:
mcelliott said:
How utterly underwhelming.
I don't get how people can say that stuff like this is 'underwhelming'?!

it is a purpose built race car, it might not be pretty but it certainly isn't underwhelming!
I was referring to the picture, not the car, although the LMP cars do leave me feeling a bit cold, in my opinion of course.

PaulMoor

2,794 posts

70 months

Saturday 5th March 2011
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leon9191 said:
Has anyone got a link to the old picture of the week form 18-24 monts ago was the Aston number 007 car refualing at LeMan, I loved that screen shot but lost it when I changed jobs? cheers.

Looks good but its only a 2litre! they said how much power it will make?
570bhp

Maruchino

881 posts

91 months

Saturday 5th March 2011
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leon9191 said:
Has anyone got a link to the old picture of the week form 18-24 monts ago was the Aston number 007 car refualing at LeMan, I loved that screen shot but lost it when I changed jobs? cheers.

Looks good but its only a 2litre! they said how much power it will make?
It's one of my desktop backgrounds at work!

I'll upload it when I can.

soad

26,799 posts

83 months

Saturday 5th March 2011
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Neil G60 said:
It's not a patch looks-wise on this:

True

Nick10k

6 posts

89 months

Saturday 5th March 2011
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Alan Southeran

12 posts

171 months

Sunday 6th March 2011
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This AMR 1 is possibly more attractive.

designndrive62

673 posts

64 months

Sunday 6th March 2011
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Don't think it looks that bad personally - plus, if it performs well who cares what it looks like smile

dinkel

23,877 posts

165 months

Monday 7th March 2011
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Very unlikely to win LM, maybe class: stunning looking car this.

PRESS RELEASE

ECURIE ECOSSE TO STAGE INTERNATIONAL SPORTSCAR RACING COMEBACK WITH ASTON MARTIN

28 FEBRUARY 2011 - 25 years since they won the C2 World Sports Car Championship, legendary Scottish team, Ecurie Ecosse, is set to make a major comeback in 2011.

A driver line-up comprising of Alasdair McCaig, Andrew Smith, Joe Twyman and Oliver Bryant are set to contest The Total 24 Hours of Spa in July 2011 with Ecurie Ecosse as a partner team of Aston Martin Racing in a DBRS9 GT3. Ecurie Ecosse will sub-contract the running of the car to Barwell Motorport, a highly experienced and successful Aston Martin Racing Partner Team, and will be contesting for outright honours in the race which sees GT3 now being the top class as a result of a recent format change.

Team boss Hugh McCaig, who is behind the return and intends to use the 24 Hours of Spa as a stepping stone for Ecurie Ecosse to return to Le Mans, commented:
"This is a very exciting development for Ecurie Ecosse. I have been looking for an opportunity to take the team back into sportscar racing for some time, but the overall package had to be right."

leon9191

742 posts

100 months

Monday 7th March 2011
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Nick10k said:
Thats the boy, cheers man

will261058

1,110 posts

99 months

Wednesday 9th March 2011
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It does not matter really what it looks like which is just as well though it will look much better as the winner. Here's hoping!

chevronb37

6,226 posts

93 months

Wednesday 9th March 2011
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I was having a chat with one of the drivers earlier in the week. He says there's some very clever stuff going on under the skin. I'm looking forward to learning more over the coming months. I'll concur that it's not as good-looking as the previous LMP1, but the fact that a petrol Aston Martin is taking the fight to the diesels over a full season is reason to rejoice in my books.