The Pescarolo 03 is a sports prototype racing car built and designed by French team Pescarolo Team. It is designed to meet the LMP1 regulations of 2012, and act as a successor to the Pescarolo 01, with the design including a Mandatory Shark-Fin, along with air extractor holes located in the wheel arches.[2] The car was built around the carbon tub of the abandoned Aston Martin AMR-One LMP1 design, which had competed in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.[3] The car made its debut at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.[4]

Development

It was announced on ahead of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship, that Henri Pescarolo had acquired 2 new Aston Martin AMR-One chassis, with the intent of using the car's carbon fibre tub as the basis of his new design, the Pescarolo 03.[3] The car would replace the aging Pescarolo 01 chassis which was nearly 5 years old. It was later announced that the car would be a joint collaboration between Luxury Racing and Pescarolo Team.[5] The car had been set to debut at the 2012 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, but was delayed due to financial problems, with the planned alliance between Pescarolo Team and Luxury Racing falling apart, leading to sports car collector Roald Goethe supporting the project financially.[6] When the car made its debut at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car was shown to have a number of similarities with the AMR-One, with a largely similar engine installation, while a number of control electronics were carried over, such as the steering wheel and the driver control panel.[7]

References List

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  6. ^ "Endurance: new Pescarolo LMP1 makes first appearance | Auto123.com". www.auto123.com. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
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