The DBS 59 Celebrates Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans Win

Built to celebrate Aston's most important victory, just 24 will be built.

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Aston Martin revealed today a limited-edition version of its stunning DBS Superleggera, dubbed the DBS 59. Aimed at celebrating the decisive 1-2 victory scored by the Aston DBR1 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, it sports a lovely green paint job and a whole bunch of bespoke trim courtesy of the company's "Q" division.

Among the features setting the DBS 59 apart from the normal Superleggera are a gloss carbon fiber roof, 21-inch two-tone forged wheels, and a host of exclusive decals. The grille surround, badges, brake calipers, and paddle shifters are all finished in a bright bronze. But that stuff is just scratching the surface. Q by Aston Martin really went all-in. From the press release:

On the Aeroblade of DBS 59, Q by Aston Martin has added a foil inlay–also in bronze–that outlines the original shape, chassis number and engine number of the DBR1 that won Le Mans in 1959.
For the design of the interior space, Q by Aston Martin analyzed the original seat material used on the DBR1 and recreated that same weave with each seat back and door insert trimmed in heritage style material. Bronze details continue in the hand-crafted interior space with unique bronze shift paddles and a bespoke ‘59 Edition’ logo embroidered on the seatback.

The 715-horsepower, 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 for the DBS 59 is unmodified from the standard Superleggera, which is just fine with us. That mighty engine sends power the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. Zero to 60 mph happens in just 3.2 seconds, and top speed is 211 mph.

Aston Martin is building just 24 examples DBS 59s, and it hasn't yet revealed pricing.

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