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  Aston Martin DBR1
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1956 - 1959
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Aston Martin
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 14, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,992 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 90.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 9.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 45 DCO Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 254 bhp / 189 KW @ 6,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 85 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on multi tubular spaceframe
Front suspension trailing links, torsion bars
Rear suspension DeDion axle, trailing links, torsion bars
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox David Brown CG537 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,026 mm (158.5 in) / 1,626 mm (64 in) / 978 mm (38.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,286 mm (90 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.32 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1957 Spa Grand Prix 200 km (Tony Brooks in DBR1/2)
1957 Nurburgring 1000 km (Tony Brooks / Noel Cunningham-Reid in DBR1/2)
1957 Spa RACB Grand Prix 3 hours (Tony Brooks in DBR1/2)
1958 Nurburgring 1000 km (Jack Brabham / Stirling Moss in DBR1/2)
1958 Tourist Trophy (Stirling Moss / Tony Brooks in DBR1/2)
1959 Nurburgring 1000 km (Jack Fairman / Stirling Moss in DBR1/1)
1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (Carroll Shelby / Roy Salvadori in DBR1/2)
1959 Tourist Trophy (Carroll Shelby / Stirling Moss / Jack Fairman in DBR1/2)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Aston Martin, the Post-War Competition Cars, by Anthony Pritchard
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