Paying homage to the legacy of the venerable Aston Martin DBR1 race car that triumphed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, the DBS Superleggera special edition is launched. The car was developed by Aston Martin’s Q personalization arm.
Authorized by Aston Martin Cambridge, the new DBS 59 comes with distinctive styling cues that took inspiration from the DBR1. It has the classic Aston Martin Racing Green color that exudes a nostalgic charm of the past. The car also gets a glossy finish with a lot of carbon fiber materials used on its roof, roof strake, and painted bonnet louvres; while its spoiler, wheels, and grille are adorned with bronze accents.
The classic feel continues on the interior, which is trimmed in Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather. The seat backs and door panels feature fabric inspired by the DBR1 seat material. The interior trim also includes bespoke Saddle Leather Helmet Pods in the rear compartment to house special ‘DBS 59’ crash helmets, race gloves and suits, and a bespoke ‘DBS 59’ logos embroidered in the seat headrests.
Each customer will get a two-piece luggage set with matching motif to the interior and a racing green car cover which has a white roundel with the car’s build number.
Since Aston Martin Cambridge got the idea of making a limited edition of the DBS Superleggera that pays tribute to DBR1’s renowned triumph in Le Mans, it had been expected to come up with a very special car, and yes it did.
The gleaming beauty of the Aston Martin Racing Green paintwork is undoubtedly timeless and always amazes anyone who sees it; “the level of thought and detailing is exceptional”. According to Aston Martin’s marketing boss Simon Sproule, among of the best features of the DBS 59 are its seat backs that have fabric inspired by the seat material on the DBR1, although countless of other design touches will intrigue and captivate as well.
Just as the regular DBS Superleggera, the DBS 59 packs a 5.2-liter V12 engine that cranks out 715 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque, teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds before it reaches a top speed of 211 mph.
The Aston Martin DBS 59 can be ordered from the Aston Martin Cambridge dealership, the reservation is already open. Only 24 units will be built, representing the total hours of the 1959 Le Mans race the DBR1 competed in.