Aston Martin Pays Tribute to Its Legendary DBR1 With a Limited-Edition V12 Speedster
Aston Martin has tapped into its V12 Speedster to pay tribute to the legendary DBR1, the winner of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans and the company’s most successful racer.
Adorned in the ultra-iconic Aston Martin Racing Green pair with Clubsport White pinstriping and roundels, the limited-edition car celebrates the automaker’s extensive racing heritage through a number of DBR1-inspired features, including a combination of Viridian Green technical textile and a mix of Conker saddle leather and Caithness leather, high-gloss carbon fiber trims in the cabin, as well as satin silver brushed aluminium switchgear. You’ll even get a matching set of helmets for both driver and passenger in Racing Green so you can breeze down the country roads in perfect style.
As for power, the V12 Speedster can push an impressive 690 horsepower thanks to a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, generating 555 pound-feet of torque at the same time. An eight-speed automatic gearbox sends this power to the rear wheels which come equipped with a limited-slip differential as well for better traction. Its 0-60mph time clocks in at 3.4 seconds while its top speed can reach 198 mph.
Limited to just 88 made, Aston Martin hasn’t revealed what the DBR1-inspired spec of the V12 Speedster will cost, but the standard version starts at $950,000 USD. Deliveries are expected for the middle of this year.
Elsewhere in the automotive world, the first McLaren P1 ever made is now up for auction.
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