At the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin pulled off a 1-2 overall finish in the legendary endurance race. To commemorate that momentous occasion, the automaker went out and built a limited-edition model based on the DBS Superleggera. Called the Aston Martin DBS 59, the special edition DBS was commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge as an homage to the legendary DBR1 race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1959.
The work comes from Q by Aston Martin, the automaker’s in-house bespoke customization division. Painted Aston Martin Racing Green with bronze highlights, the cars feature high-gloss carbon fiber accents and details like storage for the included DBS 59 crash helmets and race suits and a set of bespoke luggage. The interior sports a blend of black and tan leather. The seat backs and door panels are lined with fabric inspired by the DBR1’s seat material. There are more bronze details inside, as well as DBS 59 logos embroidered into the seat’s headrests.
Being a DBS Superleggera, the car’s 211 MPH top speed and 715 horsepower remains unchanged as it should. Each car comes with identifying markings to show which of the 24 units this exclusive is. The DBS 59 will be available exclusively from Aston Martin Cambridge, and the dealership is now taking orders.