|Aston Martin's tradition in motorsport was revived with the DBR9. The DBR9 finished first in class at the prestigious 24-hour classic almost 5 decades after its outright win at Le Mans in 1959 with the DBR1. Nineteen chassis were produced and following many great international victories the car lines up for a final farewell in the pit lane. With the end of its homologation in 2011, the Aston Martin DBR9 retired from the active motorsport stage.
In autumn 2012 this exceptional car will reappear in a large format book, which includes all the facts, stories, statistics and previously unreleased pit material. The authors, both regular members of the GT paddocks around the world, take an informed and passionate review of this era. Contemporary witnesses recount their side of the story; fragments of what would become a splendid history. Thomas Gruber mounted the GT1 podium at Le Mans and the 1000 km of Spa with the Aston Martin. Christoph Maeder was involved in the management of one of the most successful DBR9 customer teams for 4 years.
The book highlights the success story of the DBR9 and is structured in three segments:
1. The development process of the race car and its technology in detail
2. Review and insight into the Aston Martin Racing campaign. Exclusive interviews with the factory supported and customer car teams.
3. Comprehensive statistics assigned to the individual chassis numbers, drivers and teams.
The book includes unique background knowledge about the development phase and the car‘s aerodynamics. It gives the reader unique insight into the areas of engine, drivetrain and suspension plus behind the scenes information about the homologation process as well as from the racing campaigns around the world. A detailed listing of each specific DBR9 chassis concludes the book.
296 pages in large format 28 x 33 cm
6 colour print
Book delivered in slipcase
Detailed 3D photo-realistic visualizations
Technical drawings and renderings
Over 400 mostly unreleased pictures
Multiple special pages and fold-out pages
The Aficionado's edition is limited to 2.700 copies