It is reported that Aston Martin is developing a two-seat speedster that is inspired by iconic 1950s DBR1. This report surfaced on The Supercar Blog from an inside source that some of the marque customers of the brand had an opportunity to preview that car at last month’s private event in Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. To go back into history, DBR1 managed an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. If the speculated vehicle does take an inspiration from the DBR1, then it could feature a single buttress behind the driver’s head, flowing lines and pronounced wheel arches.
Production is allegedly capped at just 88 units and it would be appropriate for it to use range-topping engines from Aston Martin for the speedster. It could probably use Aston Martin DBS Superleggera’s twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 unit. In this configuration, output would be 715 horsepower and 898 Nm of torque. The genesis of it could be launch of Monza SP1 and SP2 by Ferrari last year. Since, then there has been resurgence of expensive speedsters. Most recently, McLaren jumped the bandwagon after it announced that its next Ultimate Series model will be an exclusive speedster that is likely to use the same powertrain found on Senna.
Few information about the new Aston Martin is known, but the highlight is price tag which could command a seven-figure range. If the new speedster does get shown in a private event in Monterey Car Week, there is a strong probability that it will be unveiled by next year. It will follow commencement of deliveries of Valkyrie hypercar.