In 1959, racing legend Carroll Shelby along with Roy Salvadori raced to overall victory at Le Mans in an Aston Martin DBR1, followed by another DBR1 in second place - both cars 25 laps ahead of third place. This year, marking the 50th anniversary of that feat, Aston Martin will field two works teams in the LMP1 class in an attempt to repeat the title grab. Aston Martin's history has never been far from the race track. Despite the luxurious and elite nature of the company's road cars, the real beating heart at Aston has been speed, and the struggle for victory.
2009 Aston Martin LMP1 Le Mans race car