1989 Aston Martin AMR-1
Images copyright Alan Lis, Dirk de Jager, and  Michael J. Fuller
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

Aston Martin AMR-1The Aston-Martin AMR-1 raced during the heyday of Group C racing, introduced during the 1989 World Championship season.  The AMR1's best finish was a fourth place at Brands Hatch.  The team placed sixth in the Team's Championship behind Team Sauber Mercedes, Joest Racing, Brun Motorsport, and the Silk Cut Jaguars of TWR.  Soon after the project was cancel though that probably had as much to do with internal Aston-Ford politics as any perceived performance deficit. 
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1989 Aston Martin AMR-1 Specifications
Designer: Max Boxstrom
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: Callaway tuned Aston Martin 6.0 liter, 90░, normally aspirated, V8 engine 
Engine management:Zytec
Horsepower: 650+ hp
Gearbox: Aston Martin 5-speed manual
Steering: Electronically controlled power steering (rack and pinion)
Suspension: Front:  Upper and lower A-arms, direct acting spring/damper
Rear: Upper and lower A-arms, direct acting spring/damper
Brakes: Carbon brake discs
Tires: Goodyear
Length: 4790 mm 
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1016 mm
Wheelbase: 2880 mm 
Track Front:1600 mm
Track Rear:1524 mm
Weights: 956 kgs (Le Mans average 1989), though just over 900 kgs (906 and 912 at Nurburgring for example) was acheived later in 1989 season.
Tank capacity: 120 liters
ęCopyright 2010, Michael J. Fuller