British style is known for its eclectic, style-wise, at times retro-inspired aesthetics. No wonder the special edition DBS 59 draws inspiration from the same – traditional and historic – sources paying tribute to the legendary DBR1 race car that took the winning title of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. To honor the legacy of the iconic racer, Aston Martin Q Division shows off a retro-inspired limited-edition DBS extending in that way the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera lineup.
In case you need a drivetrain refresher, you are in the wrong way. Mechanically, the DBS 59 bears in fact no changes as all the upgrades are mostly visual. Like its base version, known as the fastest in its lineup, the DBS 59 uses a 5.2-liter V-12 engine that delivers 715 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.
What does ‘a limited edition’ means? Commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, the DBS 59 will be limited to 24 units only. Pricing details have yet to be released, but are rumoured to exceed a limit of $305,000 (the price of the standard Superleggera).
Why so pricey? The exterior is beyond all praises featuring some smart design cues, beginning with the rich Racing Green paint finish and dropping all the jaws with the gloss carbon fiber trim. The metallic bronze accents play with wheels, the grille, brake calipers and rear spoiler spreading throughout the body. The same paint theme can be found in the cabin, too.