2011 HPD ARX-01e LMP1

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Michael J. Fuller

Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011Mechanically, the -01e borrows heavily from the ARX-01 LMP2 family.
HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011The -01e's front suspension layout is identical to the -01b (and -01c, -01d, -01g).

Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011The flexible wire hose (hidden in this image) of the front brake duct mounts to a rigid carbon assembly that sits amongst the suspension elements.  The leading edge of this carbon assembly then attaches to the front bodywork.
Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011The rigid brake assembly registers into the inner fender located on the trailing edge of the splitter.  The forward inner fender effectively forms a longitudinal spar across the trailing edge of the splitter.
HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011The HPD LM-V8, 3.4 liter V8.  
HPD ARX-01e, Sebring 2011The rear suspension is largely identical to the LMP2 ARX-01's.

ęCopyright 2011, Michael J. Fuller