The Aston Martin DBR2 was a sports racing car built in 1957 as a brother of Aston Martin DBR1, yet competing with a group of the larger displacement. The Aston Martin DBR2 was created in a project known short-lived as Lagonda DP166 (DP Development Project for), this was a multiple tube designed frame backbone chassis Willy Watson. This was a progression from DP115-wide piped Head Type-similar to that used in the DB3S chassis. DP115 and DP166 Both chassis were originally Lagonda V12 4.5L engine failed. With two of the three DP166 chassis, the chief designer of the Aston Martin race car then Ted Cutting the work of re-chassis work was good for the new engine fits DB4 prototype given. Cutting Ted mentioned that the three were in the DP166 chassis slightly different rear end, Ted Cutting chose the two chassis that were more similar to the task. Ted Cutting also changed the design of the pedal box, as the design of Willy Watson had some maintenance issues. Aluminum body for all Aston Martin DBR2 were also designed by Ted Cutting. That was a design similar to that used later in his Le Mans winning DBR1. The Aston Martin DBR2 was a bit larger and more aerodynamic. These cars were baptized DBR2/1 and DBR2/second. For an engine, the new Tadek Marek designed
3.7L (3670cc) straight-6 was originally installed by the road car DB4 newly introduced. For the 1958 season, the 3.9L engine
was again a 4.2L engine later in the year increased, then.
Aston Martin DBR2 Racing History
DBR2/1 first began competing in the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans,
where unfortunately he retired. The only notable success was in the 1957 Daily Express Trophy at Silverstone Circuit in the hands of Roy Salvadori. As a result of the sports introduced Weltmeisterschaftim 1958 engine capacity was DBR2 3.0 out of British, European, American and events that allowed larger capacity cars in exile championship. For 1958, the program expanded DBR2, including updating of the newer 3.9L engines. DBR2/? 1 driven both wins both the Sussex Trophy at Goodwood and the British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park, Stirling Moss. After completion of the second and 3 in Spa, Aston Martin DBR1 decided the focus for Europe, while both DBR2s upgraded to 4.2L engines and moved to the United States where more easily compete with larger displacement. George Constantine led DBR2/1 Win at Lime Rock and Marlborough before the end of the season.Training in the United States in 1959, the car took victory again driven in New York and two in the Bahamas, George Constantine and Stirling Moss. Both cars were then Aston Martin in 1960. DBR2/1 was sold after his return to the UK in private hands, changed twice before he emptied his body and coupe body DB3/6 located in the upper portion thereof. DBR2/2 was also sold to private owners, which reportedly sold in recent
years. Your recent sale DBR2/1 brought a price of £ 9.2 million. A recently restored DBR2 the Pebble Beach Concours d ‘ Audience Award elegance.