Aston Martin DBR9 alternatives
Latest model: Aston Martin DBR9 2005
Aston Martin DBR9 was shown to a selected audience for the first time on 4th November 2004 at Aston Martin's headquarters at Gaydon in the UK. An intensive testing programme followed prior to the Aston Martin Dbr9's debut race at the 12 hours of Sebring, Florida, in March 2005.
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Aston Martin Racing run two vehicles at Sebring and then moved to Europe to prepare for the Le Mans 24 hours in June 2005. This marked Aston Martin's return to the race which was won outright in 1959 with Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. In recognition of this, the Aston Martin DBR9 will follow the Le Mans-winning DBR1 and Operates DB3S and carry the same green and yellow livery as the vehicles which dominated sports vehicle racing in the late 1950s.
Aston Martin Racing will create 12 Operates vehicles, which will be run by three Operates teams in the major international GT series. A limited run of only 20 racing vehicles, prepared to the same specification, will also be built and made available to selected buyers to race or keep in private collections.
The Aston Martin DBR9 GT racing vehicle is based on the latest Aston Martin production sports vehicle - the Aston Martin DB9 - but is significantly modified for competition use. The Db9's bonded-aluminium body architecture is shared with the Aston Martin DBR9 and offers both with a lightweight rigid chassis. The race motor uses the same aluminium cylinder block and head as the Db9's 450bhp 6-litre V12 unit, but with racing modification it is expected to produce in the region of 600bhp.