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    Aston Martin DBR9


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    Superb pics...

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    OMG! Medium-res is 2719x1715

    great pics! looks DAMN mean!
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    Some more (1920x1440 size)

    (from Aston Martin Press Release) Aston Martin Racing has unveiled the DBR9, which will spearhead the British marque’s return to international motor racing in 2005.

    The car was shown to a selected audience for the first time on 4th November 2004 at Aston Martin’s headquarters at Gaydon in the UK. An intensive testing programme now follows for Aston Martin Racing prior to the DBR9’s debut race scheduled for the 12 hours of Sebring, Florida, in March 2005.

    Aston Martin Racing will run two cars at Sebring and then move to Europe to prepare for the Le Mans 24 hours in June 2005. This will mark Aston Martin’s return to the race which was won outright in 1959 with Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. In recognition of this, the DBR9 will follow the Le Mans-winning DBR1 and Works DB3S and carry the same green and yellow livery as the cars which dominated sports car racing in the late 1950s.

    Aston Martin Racing will build 12 Works cars, which will be run by three Works teams in the major international GT series. A limited run of only 20 racing cars, prepared to the same specification, will also be built and made available to selected customers to race or keep in private collections.

    The DBR9 GT racing car is based on the latest Aston Martin production sports car - the DB9 - but is significantly modified for competition use. The DB9’s bonded-aluminium body architecture is shared with the DBR9 and provides both with a lightweight rigid chassis. The race engine uses the same aluminium cylinder block and head as the DB9’s 450bhp 6-litre V12 unit, but with racing modification it is expected to produce in the region of 600bhp.

    The DB9’s double wishbone suspension configuration is retained on the DBR9, but features up-rated components and a revised geometry for racing purposes. Formula One style carbon brakes are fitted front and rear and a competition, six-speed sequential gearbox is mounted at the rear axle.

    The DBR9 was styled by Aston Martin Racing’s own design team who made extensive use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to optimise the aerodynamics before producing the final body surface. The panels are hand made from carbon-fibre composite, helping the car to meet its 1,100kg minimum weight and giving it a power to weight ratio of 550bhp per tonne - more than double that of the road car.

    Dr Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin, said: “We need to create heightened awareness for Aston Martin around the world and motor sport will allow us to do this.

    “We took four years to find the ideal partner in David Richards and Prodrive and together have created Aston Martin Racing. The DBR9 is the first step in our return to motor sport and I know that our customers and enthusiasts alike are looking forward to seeing Aston Martin racing again at an international level in 2005.”

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    Fook Me damn that is 1000000000000000000000000X better than the chop of it a while ago
    Cedric - I sound like a chipmunk on there. Some friends of mine were like, "were you going through puberty?" I was like, no I was already 20, I just sound like a girl.

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    its great! aston martin will be one of two new manufacturers in le mans endurance race next year. the second one will be lamborghini

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    I LOVE THAT CAR! I want it.... now that is a proper car... I hope Aston Martin make a road-going version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    I LOVE THAT CAR! I want it.... now that is a proper car... I hope Aston Martin make a road-going version.
    Why?
    are you gonna buy one?
    Thopse are some big ass pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    I hope Aston Martin make a road-going version.

    If you hadnt realised they do... Its called the DB9
    Cedric - I sound like a chipmunk on there. Some friends of mine were like, "were you going through puberty?" I was like, no I was already 20, I just sound like a girl.

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    What is a Minimum weight? 600 bhp sounds good but if its Two wheel drive its just going to get wasted. ....Engines now made in Germany could have put a Seven series BMW engine in and saved more money!
    Last edited by gtrjazz; 11-04-2004 at 04:14 PM.

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    wasted...right......

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    Looks great. Good thing we'll get to see it soon.

    I still wanna see the C6 Race Car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtrjazz
    What is a Minimum weight?
    Surprisingly the minimum weight is the minimum the car is allowed to weigh by the FIA rules.

    That minumum is 1,100kg

    So the car can't weigh less than that.

    Otherwise it wouldn't be allowed by the rules.


    Quote Originally Posted by gtrjazz
    600 bhp sounds good but if its Two wheel drive its just going to get wasted.
    Yes, it will be completely wasted.
    Just like 1,000bhp is wasted through the two wheels of a BAR, and 5000bhp is wasted by the two wheels of a Top Fuel dragster.

    Unfortunately though, FIA rules only allow two wheel drive.
    But Aston have a cunning plan, in the form of these special tyres called "slicks".

    Apparently this revolution in the tyre industry will allow most of those 600 horses to be channeled to the tarmac without too much fuss or bother.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtrjazz
    ....Engines now made in Germany could have put a Seven series BMW engine in and saved more money!
    I fail to see how that would work really.

    A) Aston Martin pays itself to build their own engines, which are specially designed for the DB9, and for racing.

    B) Aston Martin pays BMW for engines that are completely useless because they are designed for a big fat saloon, rather than a 24hr race, and even more annoyingly: don't fit in the car.

    You can see how that could be an issue.

    Anyway...

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    any lower res pics:!?!?!?!?!"?: PLEEEEEEEASe
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