Aston Martin DBS 59 : the heiress of the 24 Hours of le Mans

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The DBS 59 has the same color as the DBR1 to victory at le Mans in 1959. Only 24 examples will be produced.

The department Q by Aston Martin is preparing to carry out 24 copies of a new special series of the DBS Superleggera. Called 59, it is a tribute to the victory of the DBR1 in the 24 Hours of le Mans in 1959.

Although it does not have a list, also provided as Porsche, Ferrari or Jaguar, and Aston Martin is still a brand whose name is still very attached to the history of the 24 Hours of le Mans. In addition to the overall victory of 1959, the firm Gaydon was imposed three times in the GT class, thanks to the DBR9 in 2007 and 2008, and the V8 Vantage last year.

The DBS 59 poses next to the DBR1 that won le Mans in 1959.

As the sixtieth anniversary of the doubling of the 1959 approach, the dealer Aston Martin of Cambridge has decided to launch a limited edition of the recent DBS Superleggera, in collaboration with the department of customization Q of the brand. Only 24 copies will be produced and all will appear on a painting, ” Aston Martin Racing Green “, recalling the famous DBR1 of 1959.


DBS even more exclusive

The carbon is also very present on this car, covering the roof and the aerodynamic appendages. We note in addition to the numerous touches of bronze, with, in particular, the contour of the radiator grille, the markings of the “Superleggera” on the hood front and “Aston Martin” on the trunk, or even the drawing showing the silhouette of the DBR1 on the rear spoiler.

Inside, the DBS receives a specific seat upholstery that combines leather Obsidian Black, and Chestnut Tan, as found on the contreportes and folders in a fabric inspired by the one that covered the seats of the DBR1. Finally, each copy is numbered and this number is inscribed on the front fender, below the air intake.

Many accessories could be associated to this car very exclusive, as a combination of race blue with logos ” DBS 59 “, gloves that are very close to those worn by Carroll Shelby during the victory of 1959, a luggage set custom-matched to the interior trim, or even a protective cover for the car containing the famous Green Racing as well as the specific number of the model.

Technically, this DBS 59 remains identical to the standard model , and reproduces the V12 5.2 biturbo, developing 725 hp and 900 Nm. The price of this DBS 59 is not specified, but there is no doubt that the 24 preferred will need to add a supplement enough result to 270 000 euros for the base model…


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