Riley Technologies P1 image released

Riley Technologies Releases New P1 Car Renderings Indianapolis, Indiana (June 7, 2005)...American race chassis manufacturer, Riley Technologies LLC, previously announced its plans to build a Le Mans Protoytpe car this past March. Further ...

Riley Technologies Releases New P1 Car Renderings

Indianapolis, Indiana (June 7, 2005)...American race chassis manufacturer, Riley Technologies LLC, previously announced its plans to build a Le Mans Protoytpe car this past March. Further development of this car has been produced, including the following rendering.

Renderings of the new Riley Mk.XIV Le Mans P1 car.
Photo by Riley.
Following further study, a closed-top design was selected for the new Riley Mk.XIV Le Mans P1 car, over an open-top design, in order to reduce drag and for better airflow to the rear wing. The new chassis will include electric power-assisted steering and a unique shock and spring package with a third spring in the front and rear, all in a full carbon tub and roll over structure. The chassis is designed to accept twin turbo V-8's, as well as normally aspirated V-8 and V-10 engines.

Customer support from Riley Technologies, including an expanded parts division, will be available for the new Le Mans Protoytpe car.

The cost of the new Riley Mk.XIV Le Mans P1 chassis is $675,000, without engine and electronic systems. Delivery can start as early as November 2005, depending on order date.

"We are quite excited about this new prototype program," said Bill Riley. "We believe we have put together a competitive, safe, reliable, cost-effective P1 chassis that is American-made. The time has come for an American manufacturer to build a Prototype car and we have the knowledge and experience to do it. Although our focus is on the P1 car, a P2 version is being considered, if the interest is there."

Riley Motorsports continues to lead the Daytona Prototype class points championship in the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series in the U.S. with its SunTrust Pontiac Riley Mk.XI team, with victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Miami. Riley Technologies won the Daytona Prototype Chassis Constructer award in 2004 with poles in all twelve races and victories in seven.

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