Bio-fuelled Aston Martin DBRS9 wins British GT

An Aston Martin DBRS9 has made motorsport history by becoming the first bio-fuelled car to win a major motorsport event in the UK. Driven by Lord Drayson and Jonny Cocker, the Barwell Motorsport owned bio-ethanol racer managed to take top honors in the latest round of the British GT championship at Snetterton yesterday.


This latest feat wasn’t any one-off achievement, the car has already taken two pole positions prior to Sunday’s race and is now leading the championship.

The car was developed with the help of the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing team in Banbury, and is based on the DB9 road car but with several slight modifications to make it suitable for racing.

Under the hood is the DB9’s 6.0L V12 but with a modified fuelling system and recalibrated ECU. The drive train and general suspension configuration has also been retained from the road car, but the DBRS9 has racing springs and dampers, as well as a sequential racing gearbox and composite bodywork to help reduce the weight.

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