24 examples of Q by Aston Martin commission mark firm’s 1959 Le Mans 24 hours victory
1 November 2018

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. 

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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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1 November 2018

 Certainly looks like an Aston, bit understated though?, just enough I’d say....

1 November 2018

That's way too soon for special editions of a new model to be put out.

 

Can't they sell enough of the standard edition?

 

I'm worried for Aston.   DBS just doesn't look special enough, and that grill...   The current designer just isn't getting the right tone or pitch for Aston.

 

2 November 2018
Symanski wrote:

That's way too soon for special editions of a new model to be put out.

 

Can't they sell enough of the standard edition?

 

I'm worried for Aston.   DBS just doesn't look special enough, and that grill...   The current designer just isn't getting the right tone or pitch for Aston.

 

I think they only because they produce small numbers of models that a “special” is created,lots of People like to buy limited editions of whatever in the interest of profit in the future, look at Cars like the McLaren F1, and the Ferrari GTO to name two, nobody then thought future classic, look at them now, worth millions, why?, in the end there only lumps of metal an other materials, but, because we think there beautiful we want and will pay anything to get our hands on them.

2 November 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

look at Cars like the McLaren F1, and the Ferrari GTO to name two, nobody then thought future classic, look at them now, worth millions, why?

 

I don't think it's quite the same comparison.   I like your philosophical take on why we buy items because of their beauty, but this isn't unique but a derivative.   DB9 prices haven't held up, why?   But Vanquish S (Callum design) are rising.

 

You're really touching on rarity, with the added pressure of demand.   Classic Adam Smith theory!

 

Maybe we have to wait another 10 - 20 years to see how DB9 special editions hold up to get an idea if this DBS one will appreciate in value too?

 

 

 

4 November 2018

Why does this story, and every other car website story about this car I've seen, say that the car is sold by Aston Martin Cambridge dealership at an undisclosed price?

The website of Aston Martin Cambridge dealership clearly displays the price, £325,000

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