Aston Martin DBS 59 Edition debuts

Joanna Estrada
April 22, 2019

The base auto is, of course, the DBS Superleggera, and all come finished in Aston Martin Racing Green with a gloss finish carbon fiber roof, bronze details, unique grille, and 21-inch forged Y-spoke satin wheels. They'll be available exclusively through Aston Martin Cambridge. This special edition DBS 59 joins the ranks of Red Arrows Edition Vanquish S, the Cygnet V8 and the North Coast 500 series of six DB11 GTs, all created by the Q division of Aston Martin. The British vehicle manufacturer will be manufacturing this special edition based on the DBS Superleggera in limited numbers, 24 to be precise.

Aston Martin has been involved in motor racing going back many decades. Further exterior details, such as the individually numbered roundel painted on the fender, and the bespoke tyre wall arrow decal, breathe the spirit of racing into the already impressive performance of the DBS Superleggera. The Aeroblade, meanwhile, will feature a bronze foil inlay outlining the shape, engine number and chassis number of the race-winning DBR1. The original seats from the DBS Superleggera are retained, but this two-toned leather (Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan) seats feature some of the original weave pattern from the DBR1. The interior will contain more bronze-colored details, including the "59 Edition" logo embroidered on the seat backs, as well as the paddles. Each auto represents one hour of this iconic victory in Aston Martin's history, in which Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby took the chequered flag ahead of the sister vehicle piloted by Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frére. The DBR1 appears again inside the vehicle, on an embroidered sun visor that dates the '59 Le Mans race, and denotes the winning car's lap count. Accessories are also considered with a replica heritage racing helmet, 1959 blue race suits and replicas of Carroll Shelby's race gloves.

The DBS 59 will still be powered by a 5.2-liter V12 as is the rest of the range - no power bump this time - but with a top speed of 211 miles per hour it's certainly plenty for just about any kind of road, including the Le Mans circuit itself.

In fact, it nearly looks as if an embroider has spent their entire life inside the DBS 59, spending their time exercising their craft of the rear speaker covers (which show a period-accurate Circuit de la Sarthe layout). To celebrate the 60-year-old victory, Aston Martin Cambridge commissioned Q by Aston Martin to build a special-edition DBS Superleggera called the DBS 59. As claimed by the company, the DBS Superleggera can reach a top-speed of 340kmph making it the fastest Aston Martin series production auto.

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