Aston Martin launches race-inspired DBS 59 special edition

24 examples of Q by Aston Martin commission mark firm’s 1959 Le Mans 24 hours victory

Aston Martin has released a limited-run special edition of the DBS Superleggera, commisioned through its Q by Aston Martin division.

Called the DBS 59, it’s been built to celebrate Aston’s 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans triumph, in which its historic DBR1 racer scored a one-two victory. Just 24 examples will be produced, all sold at an undisclosed price through Aston’s official Cambridge dealership.

Each DBS 59 is painted in Aston Martin Racing Green, with gloss finish exposed carbonfibre on the roof and bonnet louvres. Bronze-painted wheels also feature, alongside bronze detailing in the front grille surround, ‘Superleggera’ bonnet script and rear badging. 

The inside benefits from a similar treatment, with black and Chestnut Tan leather upholstery and fabric, said to be inspired by the seat material used in the DBR1, trimming the seat backs and door inserts. Bespoke Q by Aston Martin finishing touches include leather helmet pods the boot, embroidered headrests and a numbered white roundel on the side strakes. 

Every owner also receives period blue Aston-branded racing overalls, a set of replica 1959 racing gloves and helmet (modelled on those worn by race-winner Carroll Shelby), a two-piece luggage set matching the interior and a branded car cover. 

The DBS 59’s mechanicals are unchanged from that of the regular Superleggera. That means each is powered by a 715bhp 5.2-litre V12 and is capable of reaching 211mph flat-out. 

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Source: Autocar Online

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