Aston Martin reveals DBS 59, a special-edition DBS Superleggera


Aston Martin just released a new special-edition model called the DBS . The name pays respect to ’s 1-2 finish in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with its DBR1 race cars.

This car is based off the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera, the fastest vehicle in Aston’s current lineup. All the changes for the special edition car are visual, but they make for one hell of a stunner. Every 59 will be painted in British racing green and use a plethora of gloss carbon fiber on the exterior. You’ll see the carbon on the roof, roof strakes, rear valance, spoiler and hood louvers. To complement the carbon fiber, Aston used bronze accents in some spots like the front grille, badging, brake calipers and wheels. It all comes off as very British, and we’re loving the classy looks of it.

The interior is actually tri-toned. There are brown and black leather seats, but British racing green trim is found in some areas as an accent. Fabric designed to harken back to the same stuff used on the DBR1 was commissioned for the DBS 59’s seat backs and door inserts. You get one of the cooler accessories packages with the car: The rear compartment holds special DBS 59 crash helmets. Period-correct blue race overalls, racing gloves modeled after those worn in the 1959 race, a bespoke two-piece luggage set and a car cover specific to your model number all come with the car. Speaking of model numbers, Aston Martin plans to make 24 of these — you know, because there are 24 hours in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Each car will have a small white painted number next to the side strakes to signify which one you got.

All the mechanicals are the exact same as the normal DBS Superleggera. That’s totally fine — the Superleggera goes 211 mph. Aston Martin doesn’t provide a price, but you can order one now. Our guess is, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

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