Le Mans

The American Le Mans Series (also known as ALMS) is a sports car racing series created by Georgia-based businessman Don Panoz in 1999 and is based in the United States and Canada. It consists of a series of endurance and sprint races, and was created in the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Teams are divided into four classes: LMP1 and LMP2 for Le Mans Prototypes, and GT1 and GT2 for Grand Touring cars. Races differ by lengths that may vary from 40 minutes to 12 hours. Each car is driven by several drivers (2 or 3, depending on the length of the race), and all cars compete together simultaneously. Below are overviews of the main teams that take part in ALMS.

Alex Job Racing

Alex Job Racing is a professional sports car racing team based in the United States. Since Alex Job took formed Alex Job Racing in 1988, the team consistently been considered one of the top competitors. These come due to the team's ability to consistently perform well on track. The results speak for themselves: AJR has captured four drivers' championships and three team championships.The team benefits from technology developed by Porsche Motorsport, but the factory assisted team has also undertaken considerable development work on its own.

Porsche 3.8 liter Grand American Daytona Prototype
Technical Specifications
Horsepower: 510 at 8500 rpm
Torque: 435 N/meters at 7500 rpm
Six-Cylinder Boxer Porsche 3795 cc
76.4mm stroke, 102.7mm bore
Max RPM: 9000
Cooling: Water Cooled
Lubrication: Dry Sump with Heat Exchanger and Mobil 1 oil
Wheelbase: 110.0 inches
Length X Width X Height: 177.5 inches X 78.5 inches X 43.1 inches
Porsche Accessories
Porsche Riley Daytona Prototype

Other Performance Porsche Accessories are Intake System - Six Individual Throttle Valves; Gearbox - Xtrac standard, Emco available; Suspension - Twin wishbones and pushrods; Steering - Electric variable power assist rack & pinion;Brakes - Alcon calipers and iron rotors; Fuel Injection - Sequential multi-point Bosch MS 4.0 system with ignition control; Wheels - BBS.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer
Technical Specifications
Horsepower: 420 at 7500 rpm
Torque: 410Nm at 6500 rpm
Six cylinder Boxer 3598 cc
76.4 stroke, 99.98 bore
Max RPM: 8400
Intake System: Multi-stage resonance induction channel
Cooling: Water Cooled with 3 radiators
Central air intake plenum
Fuel Injection: Sequential multi-point Bosch system with ignition control
Lubrication: Dry Sump with heat exchanger and Mobil 1 oil
Porsche Accessories
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer

Andretti Green Racing

Founded in 1993 by Barry Green and Gerry Forsythe as Forsythe Green Racing, they fielded two Atlantic cars for Claude Bourbonnais and Jacques Villeneuve. In 1994 Barry Green and Gerry Forsythe split up and Barry renamed the team Team Green, with his brother Kim Green joining as team manager. In 2006, it was announced that AGR would join Acura as one of the official works teams. The team worked with Highcroft Racing on the development of Acura Accessories for motorsports like the Courage LC75 chassis, etc. The team debuted the newly-renamed Acura ARX-01a at the 2007 12 Hours of Sebring. The AGR team finished second overall, and took the maiden LMP2 for Acura.

Acura ARX-01is a Le Mans Prototype built for sports car racing, specifically in the American Le Mans Series
Weight 900 kilo/1984.2 lbs
Length/Width/Height 4650mm/2000mm/1030mm
Performance features
Power 620 bhp/463 KW
BHP/Liter 155 bhp/liter
Power to weight 0.69 bhp / kg
Configuration LM-AR7 90º V 8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 4 liter / 244.1 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Acura Accessories
Acura ARX-01is a Le Mans Prototype

Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Racing is an auto racing team established in 2004 as a partnership between Aston Martin company and Prodrive engineering group. The partnership was founded to return Aston Martin to sports car racing using innovative variant of Aston Martin DB9 known as DBR9. Since the DBR9's racing debut in 2005, Aston Martin Racing has expanded to build a variety of cars available to customers, as well as development of Aston Martin's V12 engine for Le Mans Prototype use. Aston Martin Racing has also supplied the DBR9 to numerous private teams who have won international sports car series, including the FIA GT Championship and the Le Mans Series.

Aston Martin DBR9
Length/Width/Height/ 4687mm+80mm/1978mm/1195mm
Wheelbase: 2741mm
Weight: 1100kg
Power: 600 hp
Torque: more than 700 Nm
All alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve Aston Martin Racing 6.0l V12 engine. Dry sump lubrication system, 2 x 31.2mm air restrictors.ECU/Data system: Pi Data system, Pectel engine ECU
Aston Martin Accessories
Aston Martin DBR9

The aerodynamic Aston Martin Accessories has been developed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). That all resulted in a GT racing car with outstanding performance but with the beauty and integrity of an Aston Martin.

Vantage GT4
Length/ Width/ Height 4,380 mm/ 1,865/ 1,210 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Front track 1,580 mm
Rear track 1,590 mm
Kerb weight 1,350 kg
Fuel tank size 100 litre
Engine & Transmission:
Aston Martin Racing 4.7 l V8 GT4 engine
ITG cylindrical foam air filters
Reduced cell density primary catalysts
Revised engine calibration (97 RON fuel)
EGR and secondary air system removed
Simplified oil breather system with catch tank
Weight-reduced rear muffler without by-pass valves
FIA-approved ATL bag type fuel tank with twin fuel pumps – 100 litre (22 gallon) capacity Standard six-speed manual transmission or Sportshift (ASM) transmission – fitted with breather catch tank Valeo twin-plate cerametallic clutch (215 mm) with lightweight flywheel
Aston Martin Accessories
Aston Martin Vantage GT4

As further endorsement of the standard V8 Vantage underframe, the active safety systems are directly carried over to the Vantage GT4, including: dynamic stability control, traction control, ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution, providing reassurance and enhanced control in slippery conditions.

Champion Racing

Champion Racing is a sports car racing team created in 94 which is now based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Champion Racing's Audi R8 LMP-900 program began in February 2001, when it was announced that Champion would field an R8 Prototype in the full 2001 American Le Mans Series as well as making the team's first-ever appearance at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours. The team currently runs a pair of factory supported Audi R15 TDIs in the ALMS, supplied with High-Tech Audi Accessories. The team performs under the name of Audi Sport North America. One of the most dominating teams in the 10-year history of the Series, Audi Sport North America has posted 45 class victories and a record 22 in a row dating back to Sebring in 2006.

2009 Audi R15 TDI
Dimensions and features:
Weight: 900kilo/1984.2lbs
Length/Width/Height: 4650mm/2000mm/1030mm
Power: 650 bhp / 485 KW
Torque: 1050 Nm / 774 ft lbs
BHP/Liter: 118 bhp / liter
Power to weight: 0.72 bhp / kg
Configuration: TDI 90° V 10
Location: Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement: 5.5 liter / 335.6 cu in
Valvetrain: 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed: Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration: Twin Turbo
Audi Accessories
Audi R15 TDI

Pratt & Miller

Based out of New Hudson, Michigan, they have been one of General Motors official racing teams since 1999 when they were key in the development of the Chevrolet Corvette C6RS. Today, Pratt & Miller constructs, maintains, and runs the American Le Mans Series Corvette Racing team with Chevrolet Corvette C6.R as well as the Speed World Challenge Team Cadillac CTS-Vs. The company also builds and maintains the Pontiac GTO.Rs and Pontiac GXP.Rs for various teams in the Rolex Sports Car Series. The company also did work on the development of the Qvale Mangusta and Ford GT.

Corvette C6RS
Weight 1420 kilo / 3130.6 lbs
Length/Width/Height 4445mm/1930mm/1244mm
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2629 mm (103.5 in) / N/A / N/A
Configuration 90 V 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast aluminium block and head
Displacement 8.2 liter / 500.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 106.8 mm (4.2 in) / 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Chevy Accessories
Corvette C6RS

Conceived, designed, developed and constructed by the championship-winning Pratt & Miller team, the Corvette C6RS bristles with sophisticated materials, advanced Chevy Accessories and race-inspired technology. Pratt & Miller can take your Corvette Z06 and transform it into a C6RS super car.

Cadillac CTS-V
Performance figures:
Power 550 bhp / 410 KW
Torque 745 Nm / 549 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 89 bhp / liter
Configuration LSA 90 V 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 6.162 liter / 376 cu in
Bore / Stroke 103.2 mm (4.1 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Supercharger
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Cadillac CTS-V

As the new CTS sport sedan earns accolades and new owners, Cadillac takes the next leap forward by premiering the 2009 CTS-V, the brand's ultimate expression of performance Cadillac Accessories and professional maintenance.

Pontiac GTO.Rs
Weight 1225 kilo / 2700.7 lbs
Wheelbase/Track (fr/r) 2789 mm/1562mm/1534mm
Configuration GM LS2 90 V 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 5.97 liter / 364.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Pontiac Accessories
Pontiac GTO.Rs

The car also feauters with numerous Pontiac Accessories for aerodynamics, performance and steering.

Dyson Racing

Dyson Racing is a professional sports car racing team based in Poughkeepsie, NY in the United States. Founded by Rob Dyson (former owner of WPDH radio) in 1974, the team is one of the longest-running and most successful privateer racing organizations. The team currently competes in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series with Mazda Lola B08/86. The 2009 B09/86 LMP2 Coupe is a one-piece carbon composite monocoque and is certified to ACO and FIA structural standards through 2012. Mazda Accessories include body panels that are made of lightweight pre-preg carbon composite construction. The suspension is double wishbone with pushrod/rocker-activated coil spring/adjustable damper units all around. The six-speed sequential gearbox is of lightweight cast magnesium and is designed to allow complete changes of gear ratios in ten minutes without losing any oil.

Mazda Lola
Weight 1,874 pounds
Length/Height/Width 178.7inc/43.3inc/78.5inc
Transmission 6 speed paddle-operated sequential
Electrical 12 V 140 AH alternator
Clutch Three plate carbon fiber
Cooling Oil/water heat exchangers
Fuel Tank 90 liters
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Carbon discs and pads
Wheels Front: 11 X 18
Rear: 13 X 18
Tires Front: 285/650R 18
Rear: 325/650R 18
Mazda Accessories
Mazda Lola

Primetime Race Group

The Primetime Race Group is a privateer motorsport team from Hollywood, Florida which currently competes in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Lites Series, a support series of the ALMS. As of 2003, a special, non-street legal Viper SRT-10 Competition Coupe is available from Dodge for race car drivers, picking up where the GTS-R racing variant left off. The power and torque ratings have been improved, along with the vehicle being stripped of Dodge Accessories that are not essential for racing, such as the interior body panels, carpet, instrumentation, air conditioning, and stereo systems which lightened the car by 380 lb (170 kg).

Dodge Viper SRT-10
Vehicle Type:
Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive,
1-passenger, 3-door race car
Engine Type:
Pushrod 20-valve V-10, aluminum block and heads,
DaimlerChrysler JTEC engine-control system
with port fuel injection
Displacement: 505 cu in, 8285cc
Power (SAE net): 520 bhp at 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 540 lb-ft at 4600 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
98.8 in Length: 184.1 in Width: 77.2 in Height: 46.7 in
Curb weight: 3000 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 11.8 sec at 123 mph
Top speed (drag limited): 193 mph
Dodge Accessories
Dodge Viper SRT-10

Schnitzer Motorsport

Schnitzer Motorsport is a successful Motorsport Team based in Freilassing near Munich, Germany in 1967. In the last years, they mainly competed as BMW Team Germany. Apart from having the BMW dealership and Motorsport team based in Southern Germany's Bavaria, they also own a tuning specialist concern for BMW Accessories in the far north near the border of Belgium and the Netherlands. Since the 1960s, the Schnitzer team has been mainly active with BMW and BMW M cars in Touring car racing.

BMW 320si
Length: 4.535 mm
Width: 1.845 mm
Height: 1.350 mm
Wheelbase: 2.763 mm
Weight: 1.140 kg (with driver)
Tank Capacity: 45 Litres
2-Litre 4 Cylinders In-Line, longitudinally installed
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
Capacity: 1999cc
Power: 275 bhp at 8300 rpm
Torque: 242 nm at 7250 rpm
Lubrication: wet sump
BMW Accessories
BMW 320si