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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 by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at England
production 2
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 3 Weber 50 DCO Carburetors
compression 9.3:1
power 215.5 kw / 289 bhp @ 5700 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Space Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Girling Discs
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Trailing Links w/Torsion Bars
r suspension de Dion Tube Axle w/Trailing Links, Torsion Bars
wheelbase 2362 mm / 93.0 in
front track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
transmission David Brown SC532 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
race victories 1958 Goodwoood Sussex Trophy, 1958 Oulton Park British Empire Trophy