Aston Martin will pay tribute to the DBR1 race car, which has been the iconic in the history of motorsports, with the DBS 59, based on the latest DBS Superleggera.
The nomenclature of the car with the number ’59’ is in reference to the year 1959, when the DBR1 finished first and second overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This special edition DBS is dressed in the color scheme which has its roots from the livery of the vintage racing machine. The skin of the car is painted in the shade called the ‘Aston Martin Racing Green’. The production of the car is based on the Le Mans race itself with just 24 examples to be produced- one built for every hour of the race.
The interiors have been made a class above the other Aston Martins with Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather, the colors are taken directly from the seats of the original DBR1. Aston Martin’s Q designers have also fitted bronze details throughout the car. Exterior badges, the wheels, and interior scripts are all colored in that bronze finish which serves as the perfect contrasting color choice against the brilliant green.
All of the 24 examples of the 715-hp DBS 59 will be numbered. That number will be seen in a white roundel painted next to the side strakes of the car.
The tribute to the iconic racer car will be completed with a set of period correct racing overalls, string-backed racing gloves similar to the ones worn by Carroll Shelby when he drove the DBR1, replica race helmets and a set of customized luggage matched to the interior trim of the car.