Modern 1957 Aston Martin DBR2 by Rizk Auto
This racing car’s design made a strong positive impression on the public ever since it was first launched and is still considered to be a masterpiece. However, Rizk Auto didn’t restore an already existing DBR2, but recreated its exact shape around a modern chassis designed using Formula 1 technology by a former Formula 1 engineer.
We must admit that Rizk Auto did a great job in keeping the main design characteristics of an original DBR2, which they say it was possible thanks to the laser scanning method.
“To encapsulate the spirit of the original shape, we tracked down a body that was built of restoration wooden bucks from the original car. This was laser 3D scanned onto a computer which clearly highlighted the gaping panel fits, and complete lack of uniformity in curvature and symmetry,” says on the Rizk Auto website.
According to Luxist, the car is available for custom order, though no pricing has been yet announced.
Technical details below:
- Fully independent Front and Rear Suspension with all wheel disc brakes and adjustable coil over shocks.
- Height adjustable steering column and pedal assembly.
- Custom Herman Miller Seats with adjustability of seat bottom angle, height and lumbar.
- All Carbon Monocoque Chassis with Aluminum Honeycomb
- All Carbon Body with Nomex Honeycomb
- Engine Options:
- Jaguar Straight 6 cylinder with triple SU or Weber Carburetor
- Jaguar V-12 Cylinder with triple SU or Weber Carburetor
- Fuel Injected Corvette LS3 V8 Engine
- Manual 5 Speed
- Manual 6 Speed (Corvette Engine only)
- Automatic 6 Speed (Corvette Engine only)
- Weight: 2100 lbs