Aston Martin asks fans to name next Le Mans prototype racer

Aston Martin asks fans to name next Le Mans prototype racer

Aston Martin is preparing a comeback to the cut-throat world of Le Mans racing, entering next year’s 24-hour endurance race with a new LMP1 race car. With a rich racing pedigree to protect it’s sure to be a competitive entry but the only problem is that Aston Martin is in need of a new, emotive name for its latest race car. So what? Well Aston is asking its fans to come up with a suitable moniker.

Aston Martin is giving its enthusiasts an opportunity to be part of the company’s history, and be in with a chance to win a range of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing merchandise by suggesting a name for this race car through the official Aston Martin website.

The tough part is that those who offer a suggestion need to give a reason behind their chosen name. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and entries need to be received by January 3, so now is the time to strike.

With new regulations coming into play in 2011 Aston believes its car will stack up well against the diesels of Peugeot and Audi. Official details on the new Aston Martin LMP1 race car have not been released at this point – all that’s known is that it will burn gasoline. Development of the race car has been in progress for several months at Aston Martin’s race headquarters in Banbury, UK. Six cars are to be built, and the first will begin testing early next year.

To have your say in naming the next Aston Martin Le Mans racer, click here to visit the official Aston Martin website.

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