Aston Martin has recently unveiled a limited edition take on the classic DBS Superleggera known as the DBS 59. Created at the request of Aston Martin Cambridge to celebrate the Aston DBR1's victory at the 24 Hours Le Mans race in 1959, this recreation has the vintage feel of the DBR with the modern comforts of the DBS.
Only 24 of these cars have been commissioned, with each vehicle coming in Aston Martin Racing Green, a gorgeous colour similar to the original winning racer itself. The car has many callbacks to the Aston DBR1, including the bronze Superleggera bonnet badging and bronze switches and dials making up the dashboard, alongside a bespoke front grille, brake callipers, and 21-inch forged Y spoke satin duotone wheels. Under the hood is a 5.2-litre V12 engine, enabling the DBS 59 Superleggera to reach a top speed of 339kmph, making it the fastest Aston Martin currently available to the public to purchase.
The interior is based on the winning DBR1 and uses the same heritage-style material and finished in Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather. The ‘59 Edition logo is embroidered on each of the seats as a reference to the original car, while the sun visor has the date of the race embroidered into the fabric in a nod to the 323 laps completed during the 24-hour race. The DBS 59 also comes with commemorative accessories including a replica heritage racing helmet, 1959 blue race suits and replicas of Carroll Shelby’s race gloves.
The Aston Martin DBS 59 Superleggera merges the history of the company with a contemporary sports car that's one of a kind. For more information about this limited-edition vehicle visit Aston Martin's website.