iconic 1957 aston martin DBR2 gets futuristic remake with lightweight carbon fiber body

Jun 10, 2021

drawing influence from both the past and the future, american firm rizk auto has recreated the 1957 aston martin DBR2 with a futuristic look that brings vintage and space-age styles together. the reinterpretation of the iconic racing car incorporates up-to-date aerospace technology to form the RA model, featuring an aluminum honeycomb/carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a fully adjustable independent suspension, red aeron interior seats, and a choice of classic jaguar engines or even a modern, fuel-injected 6.2-liter corvette engine.

loosely based on the 1957 le mans winner, the streamlined RA model by rizk auto uses carbon nomex composite panels as its skin material, providing an ultra-stiff yet lightweight shell. nomex is a high-performance core aramid material that is fire retardant and has impressive shear properties, making the vehicle extra durable. in addition, the car features aerogel insulation, the same one that NASA has used on the mars rover. as a result, the body sculpture cannot be bent or dented by human force, is a natural insulator of heat, is extremely safe in an accident and weighs less than 100 lbs (45 kg).

the sleek RA model draws influence from the emblematic 1957 aston martin DBR2, though its characteristics —the nose, the wheel arches, the side vents, the cockpit, and the tail— adopt a more elongated look than the original sports car. ‘our philosophy was to assimilate the best elements of the most seminally beautiful racers of the golden era with the material and manufacturing processes of current aerospace technology,’ rizk auto shares. ‘we are proud of our creation, (…) and we are confident that you too will realize the uniqueness that is RA,’ the team adds.

project info:

name: RA manufacturer: rizk auto price: $180,000 (128,000 €)

An XKE looks a bit better with more resolved fenders and wells following the C & D Jags which inspired it. Why not show a NON wide angle real front end view of this classic beauty, assuming the builders approved of the photographs? And where are the comments?