Aston Martin is celebrating its historic 1-2 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 with the debut of the DBS 59. The DBS 59 is based on the DBS Superleggera, but it gets several bespoke design features that are inspired by the iconic DBR1 that won the race almost 60 years ago.
The Aston Martin DBS 59 is painted in Racing Green and carbon fiber has been applied to the roof and hood. Inside there’s a combination of Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather, while the seat backs and door inserts are wrapped in a fabric that’s inspired by the DBR1’s seats. Bronze detailing has also been added to the exterior and interior.
The interior of the DBS 59 also gets bespoke Saddle Leather Helmet Pods in the rear compartment to hold unique ‘DBS 59’ crash helmets, race suits and gloves, and a bespoke ‘DBS 59’ logo embroidered in the seat headrests. Aston Martin will only build 24 examples of the DBS 59 and each one will be identifiable by a small painted white roundel adjacent to the side strakes, with each car numbered from 1-24.
“When Aston Martin Cambridge expressed a desire to create a limited run of DBS Superleggeras inspired by the DBR1’s famous Le Mans victory we knew it had to be something special,” stated Simon Sproule, Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. “The soft metallic hue of the Aston Martin Racing Green paintwork is classy and timelessly beautiful; the level of thought and detailing is exceptional. My favourite element on the ‘DBS 59’ are the seat backs that feature fabric inspired by the DBR1 seat material, but there are countless touches that will intrigue and delight.”
Source: Aston Martin