Aston Martin knows how to get our attention as we certainly love limited edition goods around here. The British supercar brand has recently announced a super limited, super special and super good looking Aston Martin V12 Speedster.
Aston Martin V12 Speedster
The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is meant to pay tribute to the DBR1 which is the most successful Aston Martin race car in the brand’s history, racking up a string of major victories in the late 1950s.
The DBR1 was driven by racing legends like Sir Sterling Moss and Carroll Shelby. The DBR1 is also considered one of the most beautiful race cars ever made depending on who you ask (we would agree).
Because of it’s winning ways and good looks the DBR1 race car was actually the precursor to the “DB” line of Aston Martin cars. The DBS, DB9, DB11, all of those cars can trace their heritage back to the original DBR1 race car.
It’s no wonder why Aston Martin wants to pay tribute to it with this new (but limited) V12 Speedster
How many Aston Martin V12 Speedsters will be made?
Only 88 examples of the Aston Martin V12 Speedster will be built and orders are being taken now with deliveries set start “mid-2021”.
As you might suspect from the name, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster will have a 5.2 liter V12 engine. What you may not have known is that the engine will have two turbochargers and make “around” 700PS (690 horsepower) 753 Nm (555 ft-lbs) of torque.
Aston Martin didn’t reveal the Speedster’s weight but they did confirm that the car should go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and have a top speed of 198 mph. Can you imagine going that fast in a road car with no roof or windshield?
Buyers who really want to pay tribute to Aston Martin’s historic race car can opt for the DBR1 specification. The spec will have the V12 Speedster sprayed in Martin Racing green paint, Clubsport White pinstripe and roundels, Satin Silver anodized grille with Clubsport graphic, Conker saddle leather and Viridian Green technical textile/Caithness leather inside.
In this spec, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster really does look like a modern take on the original DBR1.
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[Source: Aston Martin via Hypebeast]