The family of Le Mans Prototypes designed by ORECA is growing. The brand new ORECA 07 has started its development programme in October. In compliance with the new LM P2 rules, which will come into force in 2017, this prototype embodies ORECA Technology’s most advanced expertise and know-how.
Powered by the Gibson atmospheric V8 engine, common to all LM P2 manufacturers, the ORECA 07 is ‘our furthest-developed prototype to date, the one on which we have made the least compromises possible’, said ORECA Technology’s Director David Floury. Based on the ORECA 05’s monocoque, the new ORECA 07 benefits from radically different aero as well as significantly increased efficiency and downforce. As required by the regulations, the ORECA 07 weighs 930kg – thorough research was dedicated to save weight – its ballast is thus quite substantial.
With partnerships in place with reference brands such as X-Trac for the gearbox or PKM Consulting for shock absorbers, the mechanical aspect builds on from the ORECA 05, LMP2 winning car in the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nonetheless each component has been optimised, whether in terms of sheer performance or reliability.