Thursday, January 27, 2011

Aston Martin DB9 Pictures

The Aston Martin DBR9 is a racecar that was first built by Aston Martin in the year 2005. It is named after former owner David Brown and is derived from the original DBR1 car, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans competition. The original car was also the winner of the World Sports car title.

The Aston Martin DBR9 is based on the DB9 road model. This version retains the cylinder block, chassis, and heads of that car’s V12 Configuration. The rest of the DBR9, however, has been re-Configurationered in order to be put to the test of performance competition. The bodywork of the vehicle blends great aerodynamic performance with the DB9’s aesthetic approach. The car’s body panels have been constructed from carbon fiber composite in order to minimize the car’s weight. In order to complete the aerodynamic body of the vehicle, its bottom has been designed flat from the front to the diffuser in the rear.

For the purpose of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the year 2007, Prodrive modified the design of the Aston Martin DBR9 in order to increase the comfort of the driver in the cockpit, while also improving the general racing performance of the automobile.