Advanced Engine Research has designed and built the only bespoke non-manufacturer backed LMP1 engine for the FIA World Endurance Championship regulations based, like Formula One, on establishing a set amount of energy for each car through fuel flow allocation. The V-6 twin- turbo engine’s gasoline direct injection system works well with the new regulations’ emphasis on brake-specific fuel consumption.
AER’s GDI system was originally designed for a Formula One engine supplier as part of a development project of a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine as a test bed for the originally proposed Formula One regulations.
The P60 V6 engine powered Rebellion Racing’s 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship privateer category triumph.
Advanced Engine Research made its racing debut in 1999. They have powered teams to forty-three championships in that seventeen-year period. AER’s record includes two class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, two at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three at the 12 Hours of Sebring and four at the ten-hour Petit Le Mans. In 2003, AER powered the first LMP675 car to take pole and an overall win over their larger LMP900 competitors in the American Le Mans Series with Dyson Racing. And in 2011, an AER-powered Dyson entry brought Mazda its first IMSA LMP1 championship. In recent years, AER have also supplied world-class engines to GP3, Indy Lights, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Mazda IMSA Prototype program.