Aston Martin pays tribute to DBR1 with new DBS 59 special edition
Aston Martin pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history; the DBR1 race car. The result is the Aston Martin DBS 59, based on the latest DBS Superleggera. 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 DBS also wears a color scheme derived from the livery of the vintage racing machine, and its production is based on the Le Mans race itself. Just 24 examples are to be produced, with one built for every hour of the race.
On the outside of the 715-horsepower DBS 59, the skin is painted in Aston Martin Racing Green.
Inside, the cabin is swathed in Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather. These colors are lifted from the seats of the original DBR1. 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.