Lotus LMP unveils the new P1/01 race car at Le Mans image

Lotus LMP has officially pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the new P1/01 race car, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which has been designed to compete in the LMP1 L privateer racing class.

Lotus’ newest creation is aimed towards motorsport and it has been named the P1/01. This is a racing car which will be competing in the LMP1 L privateer racing class and which has been unveiled during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“It’s really heart-warming to see so many supporters and fans of the team here in Le Mans. It’s difficult to be here and not compete, we have a team of very talented, very competitive individuals and all they want to do is race. They really did everything they could to try and meet the homologation deadline but now we focus all our efforts on testing ahead of Austin in September”, said Boris Bermes, the Lotus LMP head of operations.

The new Lotus LMP P1/01 is weighing just 850 kg (1,874 lbs) thanks to the carbon composite monocoque chassis and it has received a black and gold livery. The racing car is taking its power from a twin turbo AER V6 engine, which has been connected to a 6-speed sequential transmission. For obvious reasons, no performance specifications have been announced. The new racing car will be entering the 6 Hours of the Circuit of Americas later on this year, in September, and it will be driven by James ROssiter, Thomas Holzer, Pierre Kaffer, Christophe Bouchut and Christijan Albers.