Luxury automaker Aston Martin recently unveiled its new special-edition DBS 59.
The model was special ordered by a British dealership, and only 24 will be built. It’s based on the Superleggera, but carries with it a historical narrative that includes Aston legend and an important day for British racing generally.
The ’59’ has its roots in Aston Martin’s 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans 1-2 victories, when a pair of Aston DBR1s crossed the finish line in tandem. Inspired by those winning DBR1 race cars, the new limited-edition model’s Racing Green is proud homage.
The engine setup is the same as the DBS Superleggera, a 715-horsepower 5.2L V12 paired with an 8-speed ZF. Things take a major turn style-wise, though, and the exterior of the DBS 59 impresses with a modern, sporty style. In addition to a carbon fiber roof, spoiler, and rear valance, the vehicle is accented with bronze. Inside, the high-end look continues with brown-and-black leather seats and a matching green trim.
Pricing information hasn’t been released, but the DBS 59 may be ordered via dealership.