In 1956 new procedures for the Globe Athletics Car Championship and Le Mans prompted Aston Martin to construct a sports activities racing prototype fairly than a output-centered motor vehicle.

Intended by Ted Chopping, the DBR1 had a multi-tube chassis, torsion bar suspension and an all-aluminium six-cylinder racing motor, at first of 2.5 litres (to the early procedures) and from 1958 3 litres. Its single-vehicle 1956 Le Mans debut finished in retirement but the DBR1 begun successful in 1957 (at Spa and the Nrburgring), and completed a Nrburgring hat-trick in 1959, by which time 5 illustrations experienced been constructed.

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