A decade ago, Aston Martin looked at their DB9 road car and thought: “you know what; this could make a decent GT1 racer…”
They were right, and the DBR9 proved itself to be a highly successful machine, winning on its debut at the Sebring 12 Hours, and then taking a coveted class win at Le Mans in 2008 after a couple of stout podium finishes at La Sarthe. There followed a determined effort to make an LMP1 challenger in the form of the stunning DBR1-2 before returning to the road-based Vantage GT3 and then Vantage GTE .
This year Aston Martin will enter no fewer than six cars at Le Mans, as well as contesting the WEC with four gorgeous Gulf-liveried Vantage GTEs. Celebrate their achievement with us here in this gallery.