2009 LolaAston Martin B09/60 Images Specifications and Information

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Aston Martin’s racing peaked in the late 1950s the DBR1 won seven major outright, clinching the 1959 Championship. All but one of these wins scored by a single chassis; Among these scalps was the important race of all; the 24 of Le Mans in 1959. In the fifty since, Aston Martin has rarely tried racing at the top again and with little

Now half a century later, the manufacturer will once attempt to take top honors in the classic with a car tentatively ‘DBR1-2’ by Aston Martin in to the single most successful car they ever built.

The program is very much an of Aston Martin Racing’s efforts in GT racing over the few years and last year as an supplier in the main prototype LMP1. In its first year the between Aston Martin Lola and Charouz Racing yielded very promising The V12 engined prototype could not for overall wins but proved the season to be the fastest petrol car on the grid.

This was partly due to the use of a production engine, which is allowed to run a larger restrictor. The DBR9 and DB9 sourced V12 produced as much as 50 bhp than the bespoke racing

After racing the DBR9 for seasons, winning the GT1 class at Le twice in the last two years, Martin Racing decided to put all of eggs in the LMP1 basket for It was only natural to continue in a vein. Although the cars are now by Aston Martin Racing, a part of the funding is still by Antonin Charouz and the cars are very similar to the Lola Aston Martin raced in There are however distinct to the styling to more closely the Aston Martin road

Another major change was the ever striking Gulf that was used for the DBR9s in

When Aston Martin launched their plans for the new late in 2008, they referred to the new car as the Aston Martin While they made no as to the origins of the car’s chassis, the Lola was rarely mentioned. eventually led to a heated debate Lola felt forced to out and claim their stake in the The Huntingdon based racing car had offered Aston Martin the of the design, so the car could be re-homologated as an Martin but AMR refused to pay.

The homologation papers refer to the car as a Martin B09/60. Aston however have gone as far as to a chassis plate of their own DBR1-2 nomenclature.

It is unfortunate so much attention has been away from the car and the team’s by this controversy. With its shaped body, evocative and howling engine note, the car is one of the favourites on the grid. There is of much more to the Lola-Aston the visual and aural aspects.

It the best efforts of two of Britain’s successful racing car companies; and Prodrive. The Lola built is a thoroughly developed bit of kit that has running all the way back to the B05/40 and racers. The engine is equally having powered the DBR9 to of GT1 victories in the FIA GT Championship, in the Le Mans in the ALMS and at Le Mans.

As mentioned earlier the 2009 car was a of the Lola-Aston that was used year. The carbon-fibre tub has been over without any major changes. The front suspension is supplied by Lola.

From the bulkhead back, it’s all Martin. Most important is the V12 engine that produces in of 650 bhp. Using a stock and heads, it is a little taller, and heavier than the bespoke by the competition, which is how the restrictor can be justified. The length of the engine meant that the standard gearbox could not be used.

a more compact Xtrac six gearbox is used, which is with paddles behind the wheel.

The exterior styling has extensively modified in a joint by Lola and Aston Martin and is a lot smoother than Lola’s own design. The new shape of the front and the tail lights bear a resemblance with Aston’s car. In the past cars the Peugeot 905 and BMW LMR also sported car inspired cues but they became successful after a more conventional design. Aston Martin can pull it off to be seen. Another interesting is the rear break cooling, uses rearward pointed that feed air onto the with fans.

This eliminates the need for on the rear deck, which is now clean.

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The new Lola-Aston Martin broke cover during the pre-season Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard. It did not go all that for Aston Martin Racing as Enge destroyed one of the car very in the two-day test. This was after the public row with had surfaced and now Aston Martin needed a new tub. from

The surviving car was found at the head of the but the 2008 spec Lola now fielded by Speedy Team was remarkably close. A new car was built in for the season opening Catalunya km. In the mean time the design had been further developed.

The change was the adoption of the ‘swan rear wing mounts had first been seen on the new and Acura LMP1 cars.

At the tricky Catalunya track north of Barcelona, the two Lola-Astons immediately on the pace. They closely followed by the revamped the new LMP1 Ginetta-Zytek and the ‘old’ In qualifying the Ginetta-Zytek surprised all by clinching pole. The race well with all three leading the way. Eventually it a two-horse race with one of the Martin Racing cars hard to fend off the surprisingly Pescarolo.

A very strong from Stephan Mucke in the stints eventually brought the Martin a debut victory. The major outright for Aston win since ‘DBR1/2’ was driven to in the 1959 Tourist Trophy by Shelby, Jack Fairman and Moss. Lola had to go back to for an overall sports car victory.

A new awaited the Aston Martin team at the next Le Mans round; the Peugeot diesels. The team had joined at Spa the fray as a dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours Le Further improvements were to the Lola-Aston Martins. The biggest was the removal of the unusual rear-brake fans.

Despite the stronger opposition, the two Gul machines were at the sharp end of the in most sessions. The race a variety of problems including a early puncture for the 009 car. the Catalunya race winning 007 car did to snoop third from an

Next up for the British team is the 24 of Le Mans where three Martins will be line up fifty years after Martin’s biggest triumph.

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