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Oreca 07
Race Car
Category Le Mans Prototype 2
Constructor Oreca
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Engine Gibson GK-428 4200cc V8 naturally aspirated mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
Power 603 HP
Transmission X-Trac 6-speed sequential manual
Fuel Fuel Motul

Total

Tyres Michelin

Dunlop

Continental

Notable entrants Vaillante Rebellion
CEFC Manor TRS Racing
G-Drive Racing
TDS Racing
Signatech Alpine Matmut
Jackie Chan DC Racing
Graff

DragonSpeed JDC-Miller Motorsports

Notable drivers {{{Notable Drivers}}}
Debut 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
Races competed 10
Race victories 4
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions {{{Pole Positions}}}
Fastest laps {{{Fastest Laps}}}
Designer David Floury

The Oreca 07 is a Le Mans Prototype built by Oreca in 2016. The car was built to meet the 2017 FIA and ACO regulations for 2017 for the LMP2 category in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The vehicle also meets the regulations for the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the Prototype class. The Oreca 07 will be active in both of these Championship series as well as the LMP2 class for the European Le Mans Series in 2017. It made its official race debut at the in the opening round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Daytona,[1] and its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2017 6 Hours of Silverstone. The car is the successor to the Oreca 05.

Development Edit

The preparation of the prototype trace back to the development of the Oreca 05. The Oreca 05 was developed with the consideration of what the factory knew about the new technical rules for the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2017. Taking knowledge from the Oreca 05’s performance, the French team decided to develop a new car, and based it around the predecessor. Oreca’s goal was to maximize the performance by focusing on the energy and resource usage. The team opted to use this strategy not only to build a car based on a proven predecessor, but also to allow teams update their Oreca 05’s within reason to costs. The chassis of the Oreca 07 is mainly based on the 05, with the monocoque being not focused on much with the car. The Oreca 07 internals come equipped with a Gibson GK-428 V8 engine.[2]

The car performed its first factory shakedown test in late October 2016 at Circuit Paul Ricard.[2]

Alpine A470 Edit

French car manufacturer Alpine raced the Alpine A470 in the FIA World Endurance Championship. This car is technically identical to the Oreca 07, using the same chassis and internals, with Alpine branding. This is the successor to the Alpine A460, which Alpine raced and won the LMP2 category for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season.[3]

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