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Aston Martin Dbr 2 - 1957-1958
Designed for racing in the late fifties, the dbr series was a winner. It blew out the competition at spa and nurburgring in 1957; Two years later, it overwhelmed jaguar and ferrari with an awresome one-two finish at le mans. Thanks to these speed burners, aston martin rode off with the 1959 world sports car championship. The dbrs had an equally impressive record at club events, and now restoration enthusiasts keep the legacy aliv
performance: Top speed of 174 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Double-overhead-cam, in-line 6
displacement 4.164 cc (4.17 l) power rating 315 hp transmission 5-speed manual
astons objective wras to attack jaguars supremacy in the wrorld of sports car production and achieve a foothold in future production of grand touring cars. The dbr 2 started in. 1957 with a 3-9-liter engine, later upped to 4.17-liter, double-overhead-cam capable of 315 hp when it was brought across the atlantic for the u. S. Racing circuit. The original engine configuration was designed by a polish engineer, tadek marek. Stirling moss drove the dbr 2 4.17-liter at nassau in december of 1959 in the final appearance ever by a works-sponsored aston martin in a sports-car race. In 1959, the dbr 2 captured a victory at the 24 hours of le mans.
the cars in the dbr series are some of the most coveted of automobiles produced in the mid-20th century. For collectors, not surprisingly, they bring the highest prices of all aston martins, with values starting in the middle six-figure range.
The muscular exterior of the dbr 2 is a perfect complement to its powerful engine.
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