The Oreca 07 is a Le Mans Prototype built by French manufacturer Oreca to meet the 2017 FIA and ACO LMP2 regulations. It made its official race debut in the opening round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2017 6 Hours of Silverstone. The car is the successor to the Oreca 05.
|Category||Le Mans Prototype 2|
|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper|
|Length||4,745 mm (186.8 in)|
|Width||1,895 mm (74.6 in)|
|Height||1,045 mm (41.1 in)|
|Axle track||front 1,570 mm (61.8 in)|
rear 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
|Wheelbase||3,005 mm (118.3 in)|
|Engine||Oreca 07 / Alpine A470 / Aurus 01|
Gibson GK-428 4.2 litre V8 naturally aspirated
Acura HR35TT 3.5 litre V6 twin-turbo mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
|Transmission||X-Trac 6-speed sequential manual|
|Weight||930 kg (2,050 lb)|
VP Racing Fuels
|Notable entrants||Oreca 07|
Jackie Chan DC Racing
High Class Racing
Algarve Pro Racing
Signatech Alpine Matmut
Richard Mille Racing Team
G-Drive Racing with Algarve
Acura Team Penske
|Debut||2017 24 Hours of Daytona|
|Constructors' Championships||not applicable|
|Drivers' Championships||4 (2017 ELMS, 2017 WEC, 2018 ELMS, 2018–19 WEC)|
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.
French car manufacturer Alpine raced the Alpine A470 in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Team Signatech Alpine Matmut. 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.
A variation of the prototype, the Acura ARX-05, was created for IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class under the DPi regulations. The car was developed in partnership with Honda Performance Development and Oreca. The powerplant of the vehicle is a production-based 3.5 litre V6 twin-turbo Acura AR35TT. Other alterations from the 07 include Acura-specific bodywork.
G-Drive Racing competed with Oreca 07 in 2017 and 2018. Russian car manufacturer Aurus partnered with them in 2019 to rebrand it as Aurus 01 and to race it in the European Le Mans Series. This car is technically identical to the Oreca 07, using the same chassis and internals, with Aurus branding.
Media related to Oreca 07 at Wikimedia Commons
- ""ORECA 07 Media Kit"" (PDF). Oreca. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
- ""Oreca 07 Turns First Laps at Paul Ricard"". Sportscar365. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
- ""Oreca 07 LMP2 On Track At Paul Ricard"". dailysportscar.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
- ""2017 Alpine A470"". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
- ""Acura DPi Set to Begin Testing This Month"". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
- ""Acura-Penske DPi Effort Revealed"". dailysportscar.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
- Goodwin, Graham (2019-04-02). "G-Drive Racing Confirm Aurus 01 Gibson Effort In 2019 ELMS & Le Mans 24 Hours – dailysportscar.com". www.dailysportscar.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-08. Retrieved 2019-08-23.