Adess AG has become the latest manufacturer to unveil a car for the newly formed LM P3 category. The Adess-03 is scheduled to hit the track in the coming months for its first tests. The new LMP3 racecar is billed as a ‘true two-seater’, built around a carbon fiber monocoque survival cell, the new car will be powered by a 420hp Nissan engine.
Adess states that the 03 will be eligible for the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), the Asian Le Mans Series (AsianLMS) and the VdeV Endurance Series as these series’ offer ‘the best opportunity to prepare for Le Mans 24 hours in the superior categories’.
The sports car aims to provide teams with a low-cost, turn-key and easy to drive prototype, whilst a ‘Challenge’ version has been mooted for keen track day enthusiasts. The Challenge variant will be built around the same monocoque, but will be able with a variety of drivetrain options, with up to 500hp available.
“I am delighted to announce the Adess -03 today,” said Stéphane Chosse, CEO Adess AG. “The LMP3 category is new this year, but the field is growing at every race and the future looks very promising. The Adess -03 has been designed in the spirit of the LMP3 technical regulations that are a good mix between performance and cost. In addition we focused our efforts in designing an easy to service prototype that will be very much appreciated by the race teams. I´m looking forward to seeing the Adess -03 running on track.”
A full on-track spare parts service and a wide range of technical support will be offered by Adess though out the whole season.