Sixty years ago, Aston Martin dominated and won the 24 Hours of LeMans. Their DBR1 yielded a 1-2 finish. To celebrate each hour of the race, 24 examples of the Aston Martin DBS 59 have been unveiled to showcase racing heritage. This unique commission was handled by Q, Aston Martin‘s custom shop.
Before we get to the details, the winning driver in the 1st place car was none other than Carroll Shelby. He had a brilliant racing career before he built the Cobra, but a heart condition forced him to hang up his helmet.
The DBS Superleggera is already gorgeous, so Q decided to keep the changes subtle and respectful. First they used an original formula to replicate Aston Martin Racing Green. It offers a nice contrast with the gloss carbon fiber roof.
Bronze was chosen for the badges, grille, and brake calipers. Each example is individually numbered, and it is displayed by a roundel on the fender.
Left untouched, the 5.2L V12 offers 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 211 mph, it is several times more powerful than the 1959 DBR1. All 24 examples will be sold in England, but our dealers have several to choose from. Click the link below and stay with us for all your Aston Martin news.