With the combination of the stout DBR9’s V12 engine and Lola’s decades of experience with advanced chassis design, the Aston Martin Lola is without doubt a very fast proposition. A strong steel spaceframe is wrapped in a full carbon fiber monocoque, for a stiff but lightweight chassis. The engine, modified in some ways from the road car, but retaining the basic block and heads, conspires with the lithe chassis to provide a power-to-weight ratio in excess of 750 horsepower per ton. Advanced aerodynamics mean it’s not difficult to get the LMP1 car to exceed 200 mph. This car, #007, proved the worth of the partnership between Aston Martin and Lola by taking the overall win in the 2009 Le Mans Series.