Aston Martin DBS 59

The latest limited edition model from Aston Martin Cambridge



ASTON MARTIN CAMBRIDGE HOSTED A UNIQUE HANDOVER EVENT AT 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

Aston Martin Cambridge, hosted a special five-day handover event for 24 new Aston Martin ‘DBS 59’ owners during Le Mans weekend

‘DBS 59’ a Q by Aston Martin: Commission by Aston Martin Cambridge celebrates sixty years since Aston Martin’s iconic 1-2 finish at Le Mans in the DRB1

Owners of the limited edition Aston Martin ‘DBS 59’, received the keys to their limited edition DBS Superleggeras at a memorable and exhilarating handover day at Le Mans this weekend.

Strictly limited to 24 editions ‘DBS 59’ was commissioned by the Jardine Motors Group dealership, Aston Martin Cambridge through ‘Q by Aston Martin’, the luxury brand’s unique personalisation service. Q by Aston Martin allows for the creation of iconic sports cars through close collaboration with the Aston Martin design team.

‘DBS 59’ follows on from the success of previous commissions by Aston Martin Cambridge including the Red Arrows Edition Vanquish S and V12 Vantage S Spitfire edition. The current project honours the 60-year anniversary of Aston Martin’s historic 1-2 finish in the DBR1 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. Each edition represents one hour of this iconic race, in which Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby took the chequered flag ahead of the sister car piloted by Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frére.

To mark the occasion, the 24 new owners were invited to a five-day event encompassing VIP flights, luxury 5-star accommodation and dinner at the iconic Hotel de France in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir. The new owners also took part in a once-in-a-lifetime handover ceremony, which recreated the iconic photograph from the start of the race in 1959.

DBS Superleggera Range

Owners were also given the opportunity to drive their new Super Grand-Tourers around the track for a parade lap ahead of this year’s Le Mans race.

Richard Eniffer, Dealer Principal at Aston Martin Cambridge, said: “Our unique handover event at Le Mans this year has been a triumph. ‘DBS 59’ strikes a careful balance between a timeless design that respects Aston Martin’s history and a modern take that celebrates its future. Each model is a stunning example of automotive excellence and design aspiration and will offer the owners a truly unique motoring experience in the years to come.

“We were delighted to create such a memorable handover event for everyone involved and were pleased to be joined by representatives from the highly talented design and engineering teams at Aston Martin who worked with us to turn our vision into a reality. To see the sheer joy on the 24 owners’ faces as they were given the keys was the perfect ending to this commission.”

Simon Lane, Director of Q and Special Project Sales at Aston Martin Lagonda, added: “Projects like ‘DBS 59’ showcase the capability of ‘Q by Aston Martin’ to deliver unique design projects that enhance Aston Martin’s original designs. By working on each project at a granular level, we can find detailed design features that look beautiful while creating points of interest and sentiment for owners. Each ‘DBS 59’ honours an hour of the iconic 24 hour race and pays homage to the number of laps, the drivers who risked their lives and the date that our 1-2 win occurred – to create a stunning project that duly honours this historic achievement.”

Every detail of ‘DBS 59’ has been meticulously thought through from the recreation of seat material used on the winning DBR1 to the unique bronze shift paddles. Following a careful study of the DBR1’s own paint exterior, Aston Martin Racing Green was the outwear chosen for ‘DBS 59’. Gloss finish carbon fibre on the roof panel and strakes add a striking juxtaposition against the lustrous green.

Bronze details such as the ‘Superleggera’ bonnet badging, bespoke front grille, brake callipers and 21” forged Y spoke satin duotone wheels nod to the bronze switches and dials on the Le Mans winner. Further exterior details, such as the individually numbered roundel painted on the fender, and the bespoke tyre wall arrow decal, breathe the spirit of racing into the already impressive performance of the DBS Superleggera.


Aston Martin ​DBS 59 Project

To honour Aston Martin’s first win at Le Mans in 1959, Aston Martin Cambridge created DBS 59, the commission of a limited edition collection of 24 DBS Superleggeras.

The limited edition cars took design and styling cues from the Aston Martin DBR1 racing car which powered to victory 60 years ago against the motoring might of marquees such as Ferrari and Porsche.

The collection will be a celebration of Aston Martin's Le Mans heritage and a celebration of modern motoring through the DBS Superleggera.

The cars were offered for sale at £325,000, and were handed over to their lucky owners at a spectacular event at the renowned Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans during the race weekend of 15th/16th June 2019.

The handover was a truly unique car and an unforgettable handover experience for the lucky 24 owners.

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Design Specification

EXTERIOR

  • ​​Paint - Aston Martin Racing Green
  • Bodypack - 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre - Gloss
  • Tail Lamps - Smoked
  • Bonnet Louvres - 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre - Gloss
  • Side Louvres - Side Louvre - Black Painted
  • Mirror Caps - Gloss Black Painted
  • Roof and CHMSL Cover - 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre - Gloss
  • Roof Strake - 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre - Gloss
  • Brake Calipers - Q - Bronze Anodised
  • Underbonnet Pack - Q Gold Pack
  • Wheels - 21” Forged ‘Y’ Spoke Wheel - Satin Black/Satin Bronze

INTERIOR

  • Seat Type - Sports Seat Plus
  • Interior Trim Split - Duotone Split - Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan - Contemporary Leather
  • Welt - Contrast - Ivory
  • Seating - Powered Seat Bolster Adjustment
  • Bespoke heading - Pure Black Obsidian Black Leather
  • Trim Inlay - Trim Inlay - Piano Black
  • Jewellery Pack - Dark Chrome
  • Audio System - Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Audio
  • Carpet Cabin - Obsidian Black Lightweight
  • Floor Mats - Heavy Pile Floor Mats - Match Environment 2 Binding

Q Features Specification

EXTERIOR

  • Tyres - ​Standard Tyres to have a single ‘Arrow’ Painted to each Wheel
  • Roundel Graphic - Painted White Roundel - Numbered 1-24
  • Rear Aero Blade Foils - Bronze DBR1 Outline Foil to the Forward-facing Plane on the Rear Decklid Blade
  • Lipstick - Bronze Lipstick around the Front Grille
  • Bonnet Louvres - Body-painted Carbon Fibre Bonnet Louvres
  • Side Louvres - Body-painted Carbon Fibre Side Louvres
  • Rear Script - Script to be Painted Bronze
  • Superleggera Badge - Script to be Painted Bronze
  • Q Fender Badge - Bronze Q Fender Badge
  • Wings Badges - Union Flag Wings Badge - HM Stirling Silver
  • Personalised Sill Plaques - Containing Side Profile of Winning DBR1 and Stating ‘Built to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of the DBR1 Victory at Le Mans’ - Sill Plaques to be Anodised Black

INTERIOR

  • Bespoke Rear Environment - Bespoke Saddle Leather Helmet Pods, with Housing for Race Suits and Gloves
  • Bespoke Trim Inlays - Painted Aston Martin Racing Green
  • Headrest Embroidery - Bespoke 'DBS 59' Logo in Ivory Tread
  • Bespoke heading - Painting by Martin Tomlinson to be a Printed Colour Image.
  • Passenger Airbag Cover - 60th Anniversary’ Embroidered on the Passenger-side Airbag Cover - Ivory Stitch
  • Paddle Shifters - Painted Bronze - to Match the Bronze Colour on the Switches of DBR1
  • Engine Plaque - Final Inspection Plaque - Bespoke Logo and Numbered (1 of 24)
  • Bespoke Seat Backs and Door Inserts - Seat Material inspired by the DBR1 trimmed to the Seat Backs and Door Inserts (quilted area)

ACCESSORIES

  • Race Suits - 1959 Blue Race Suits, with Logo (Left Chest) & Wings (Right Chest) Embroidery (x2 Suits Per Car)
  • Race Gloves - Replica of Carroll Shelby’s Gloves (2 Pairs Per Car)
  • Goggles - Halcyon Design - Brown Leather - Black Painted Rims (2 Pairs Per Car)
  • Luggage - Bespoke 2 Piece Luggage Set Matching to Interior Trim.
  • Bespoke Handbook Cover - Finished in Chestnut Tan & feature the DBS59 logo (1 Per Car)
  • Bespoke Build Book - Finished in Chestnut Tan (1 Per Car)
  • Bespoke Key Pouch - Finished in Chestnut Tan (1 Per Car)
  • Helmet - 1959 Replica Race Helmet - Helmet Painted AM Racing Green, Black Lip around Front of Peak with Bespoke Logo in White on Front (2 Helmets Per Car)

Aston Martin DBS 59 Technical Specification

Dimensions
Vehicle length4705 mm
Vehicle width2145 mm
Vehicle height1280 mm
Wheelbase2805 mm
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN)1845 kg

Engine
Engine / CylindersV12 Twin Turbo
Engine Capacity5.2 litre
Max Torque900 Nm
Max Power725PS/715bhp
Performance
Top Speed 211 mph / 339.6 kph
Acceleration 0-60 mph / 3.4 seconds
Fuel Consumption (Combined) 12.4 l/100km
CO2 Emissions 285 g/km

European Fuel Ecomomy Figures

Official government fuel consumption figures in litres/100km for the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: urban 18.0; extra urban 9.1; combined 12.4. CO₂ emissions 285 g/km. The mpg/fuel economy figures quoted are sourced from official regulated test results obtained through laboratory testing. They are for comparability purposes only and may not reflect your real driving experience, which may vary depending on factors including road conditions, weather, vehicle load and driving style.