Last November, Aston Martin unveiled the DBS 59 Limited Edition and now the company confirmed that it is going into production. It will be done at their global manufacturing center in Gaydon, UK. Aston Martin DBS 59 Limited Edition pays homage to the 1-2 finish at 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first car will be followed by 23 additional vehicles. In a statement, British luxury automaker said that each car represents one hour of iconic victory in their history. Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby took the chequered flag ahead of the sister car piloted by Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere.
Aston Martin DBS 59 Limited Edition is commissioned through ‘Q by Aston Martin’ by Aston Martin Cambridge. This limited special edition is based on DBS Superleggera and exterior is finished in Aston Martin Racing Green with a gloss finish carbon fiber roof, and bronze details. There is also bespoke grille and 21-inch, forged Y-spoke satin wheels along with individually numbered roundel painted on the front fenders and bronze foil inlay on the aeroblade. It is done to honor DBR1 racer that won the endurance race 60 years ago. Original seat materials used on DBR1 was analysed and recreated on DBS 59.
The cockpit features a combination of Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather, special embroidery on the sunvisor, bronze paddle shifters and a ’59 Edition’ logo on the seatbacks. In the released press release, it stated that company is considering replicas of the original helmets, blue race suits and Caroll Shelby’s race gloves. With respect to powertrain used on Aston Martin DBS 59 Limited Edition, it features the same as DBS Superleggera. The 5.2-liter V12 engine delivers 715hp and 900 Nm of torque and is mated with eight-speed auto transmission. The setup helps the Aston Martin DBS 59 Limited Edition to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and hits top speed of 211 mph.