To further enhance the competitiveness of ASM Car No.1, ASM has developed a new front bumper to decrease weight and increase aerodynamic efficiency. The new front bumper incorporates the ASM Front Lip -07 and Front Aero Fender -04 extensions into a one-piece design to reduce the need for mounting hardware and additional attachment points which add unnecessary weight to the front of the car. Reducing front end weight is critical in maintaining weight balance of the car because most of the weight reduction of the car comes from the rear. The overall length of the new front bumper still allows the car to meet existing Japanese inspection certificate dimensions so the car will still remain street legal and capable of road use. However, the angle of the lip has been redesigned to improve downforce and increase the diffuser effect in the front. The main center opening has also been opened up by 5mm to increase the cooling effect of the radiator. Construction will be enhanced dry carbon for a high level of rigidity and a further decrease in weight.
For further front end weight savings, ASM has produced a bonnet without the frame, integrated rain channels, and latch for additional weight savings. The hood remains the same design as the Aero Bonnet -04 but has a greater ability to draw hot air out of the engine bay and aid cooling efficiency. The hood will also be produced in enhance dry carbon which is lighter and stronger than the standard dry carbon produced by ASM. That is a remarkable considering ASM’s dry carbon is already by far the lightest and strongest production carbon part available for consumer aftermarket parts.