The Aston Martin DBR1 Sports Car

The Aston Martin DBR1 - A close look at this sports car including performance, technical data, features, comparing rivals, history, used prices from Classic to Modern THE CAR The race rules for sports cars were changed in 1956 so that they no longer had to be road legal to qualify for entry to the track. This meant that Aston Martin (and others) had a free hand in the future design of racers, and so work could begin on the creation of the DBR1. Using the DB3S as a basis, a new lightweight space frame chassis was created, and to it was added the suspension and Molybdenum Disc brakes from the DB3S. Designated the DBR1/1, it was powered by a new all-aluminium 2.5 litre, straight six, racing engine, based on the 2.6 litre Lagonda straight six used in the DB2. The car made...

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