1957 Aston Martin DBR2

As a more powerful version of the DBR1, the DBR2 was used to take on the more poweful competition in sports car racing. Only two cars were made with thie 3.7-litre engine and both ended up racing primarily on the short tracks of America.

Unfortunately, the 3.7-litre engine didn’t comply with the 3-litre restriction so the DBR2 competed in non-championship races, winning the 1958 Goodwoood Sussex Trophy and 1958 Oulton Park British Empire Trophy. Eventually both cars were shipped to America and had their engines enlarged to 3.9-liters and even 4.2-litre

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atEngland
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed3 Weber 50 DCO Carburetors
power215.5 kw / 289 bhp @ 5700 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body over Steel Space Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesGirling Discs
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionTrailing Links w/Torsion Bars
r suspensionde Dion Tube Axle w/Trailing Links, Torsion Bars
wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in
front track1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track1346 mm / 53.0 in
transmissionDavid Brown SC532 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
race victories1958 Goodwoood Sussex Trophy, 1958 Oulton Park British Empire Trophy