Classic Le Mans racer is packed with modern technology
15 July 2009

Aston Martin’s DBR2 1957 race car has been recreated by an American restoration company.

With its DBR2, US firm Rizk Auto wanted to build a car with “exceptional stiffness, extremely light weight, excellent cabin space, flexibility in adapting multiple engine options and finally precise dimensional accuracy”.

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Rizk has added modern technology to the classic race car, including carbonfibre body panels and an aluminium honeycomb monocoque chassis that weighs just 100kg.

It has also added fully independent front and rear suspension with all-wheel disc brakes and adjustable dampers.

Rizk Auto’s DBR2 is offered with a choice of three engines: a Jaguar straight six, a Jaguar V12 or a fuel-injected Corvette V8. Both Jaguar engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the Corvette V8 unit comes with a choice of a six-speed manual or auto.

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