The car from the Q by Aston Martin studio received an original design in the style of racing DBR1 and DB3S.
Q by Aston Martin has unveiled another project – the DBR22 speedster. While this is a concept, but after a while it will turn into a limited supercar for selected customers of the brand. The two-door model is based on the V12 Speedster. However, the DBR22 has an original body, a modified chassis and a custom-tuned engine that develops 715 horsepower and 753 Nm of torque.
Q by Aston Martin’s personalization department is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. And although the studio is more often engaged in custom-tailoring production models, it is primarily associated with limited-edition supercars like the Aston Martin Victor, Vulcan and Vantage V600.
Now joining Q by Aston Martin’s creations is the DBR22 concept, inspired by the racing DBR1 and DB3S. The two-door is built on a modified V12 Speedster chassis and is equipped with a twelve-cylinder engine boosted to 715 horsepower.
In addition to this, the DBR22 sports a new body with a minimum number of joints, an “open mouth” on the front end, rear optics in the entire width of the stern and a perforated lining underneath to remove hot air.
True, there are also many invisible changes. So, the rear subframe is assembled from 3D-printed aluminum elements, and there are unique stiffening panels in front and behind. The DBR22 has its own settings for adaptive dampers and steering, which provide more precise feedback.
The original software is used, among other things, for an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a V12 5.2 biturbo engine. The DBR22 has another version of the AE31 unit from the V12 Speedster and V12 Vantage, which differs in return: 715 horsepower versus 700 with a constant 753 Nm of torque.
However, the extra “horses” did not affect the dynamics of acceleration to 60 miles per hour (97 km / h): the concept takes the same 3.4 seconds as the V12 Speedster.
It is already known that the DBR22 will not remain a piece show car, but is intended for a small group of selected customers of the brand. No circulation data or prices yet. But the car can be seen live next weekend, from August 19 to 21, at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance in California.