Aston Martin Unveils Its Ultra-Rare DBR22

An open-cockpit V12 hypercar inspired by the past that simultaneously shapes the marque’s future.

Automotive 
5,692 Hypes 2 Comments

The British automaker Aston Martin has a long legacy of creating sought-after open-cockpit cars, from the DBR1 and DB3S from the 1950s to the contemporary Vantage Speedster. Now it doubles down on these super-rare offerings with the equally limited Aston Martin DBR22.

Debuting at Monterey Car Week, the new DBR22 celebrates the 10th anniversary of Q by Aston Martin, the same division responsible for the one-off Aston Martin Victor, the limit-to-24 Vulcan, and the even rarer Vantage V600. The design concept that is being shown at Monterey and in the gallery above will form the realized production car, which is said to be one of the rarest machines the marque has made in its 109-year history and will only be available to a select number of Q by Aston Martin customers, meaning only the brand’s crème de la crème of clientele will be offered the DBR22.

Following the manufacturer’s open-cockpit legacy, the DBR22 presents itself as an open-air two-seater hypercar underpinned by new technologies and design concepts. Notably, a minimal amount of body panels have been used to keep the car looking sleek yet muscular, while a coachbuilding philosophy has been applied to ensure every detail is meticulously designed. From a brand-new carbon fiber grille to a dramatically elongated bonnet that features a horseshoe vent, everything is penned to draw the eye to the driver’s cabin, while extending behind this are two aerodynamic scoops blending into the rear end. Here, you’ll find a slim full-length light bar darting across the middle, splitting badging from the considerable diffuser and air vent.

Accentuating the car’s presence is a newly-designed set of 14-spoke 21-inch rims made exclusively for the DBR22, as well as bespoke carbon fiber treatments and a Q by Aston Martin-developed “Paint to Sample” colorway that, again, is only available on this car.

It all comes together thanks to a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 715 PS and 753 Nm of torque, which is enough to send the rear-wheel-drive two-seater to 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 198 MPH. Weight saving comes in the form of a 3D-printed aluminum rear subframe, the aforementioned lack of multiple panels, and a heavy use of carbon fiber inside the cabin to keep things light while simultaneously luxurious.

Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, said, “Technology is pivotal in the construction of DBR22, with extensive use of carbon fiber throughout, and the use of 3D printing for the manufacture of a structural component. As such DBR22 showcases Aston Martin’s unique capabilities, with world-class design combined with an agile, intelligent approach to engineering and production. For a car that was designed to celebrate the ultimate bespoke customization service, the engineering developments mean DBR22 truly has the dynamic theatre to match, ensuring the drive is just as addictive as its looks.”

Aston Martin will debut the DBR22 at Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance from August 19-21. Take a closer look at the car above, and if you’re at the car week, be sure to check it out in real life.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Porsche recently turned Sally from Cars into a realized Porsche 911 Carrera “Sally Special.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Aston Martin's New Vantage Roadster Packs a 690HP Twin-Turbo V12
Automotive

Aston Martin's New Vantage Roadster Packs a 690HP Twin-Turbo V12

Giving the car a top speed of 200 mph.

Gucci Launches Vault Project for Customizable NFT PFPs
NFT

Gucci Launches Vault Project for Customizable NFT PFPs

Inspired by Alessandro Michele’s Gucci collections.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Expands With New 'Nova' Project
Entertainment

Marvel Cinematic Universe Expands With New 'Nova' Project

Confirmed to be penned by ‘Moon Knight’ writer Sabir Pirzada.


Koffee Has Officially Released Her Debut Album 'Gifted'
Music

Koffee Has Officially Released Her Debut Album 'Gifted'

Showing off her reggae charm in her first full-length LP.

Ronning's Solovair Restock Continues to Champion Great British Craftsmanship
Footwear 

Ronning's Solovair Restock Continues to Champion Great British Craftsmanship

Magnus Ronning’s emerging U.K. label has re-released its luxe leather Buckle Shoe and Walking Boot.

The Nike Air Max 97 "Atlantic Blue" Receives a Neon Twist
Footwear

The Nike Air Max 97 "Atlantic Blue" Receives a Neon Twist

In celebration of the silhouette’s 25th birthday.

Samuel Ross' Black British Artist Grant Programme Launches for 2022
Fashion 

Samuel Ross' Black British Artist Grant Programme Launches for 2022

10 Black creatives will be granted £2,500 GBP and will receive mentoring.

Jordan System.23 Clog in Grey Multicolor Has a Release Date
Footwear

Jordan System.23 Clog in Grey Multicolor Has a Release Date

Going into the Fall in style.

Everything Dropping at Palace This Week
Fashion 

Everything Dropping at Palace This Week

Layer up in Polartec fleeces, collegiate-style T-shirts and sweaters, and accessorize with a bevy of caps.


Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Join David Leitch for 'The Fall Guy'
Entertainment

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Join David Leitch for 'The Fall Guy'

Inspired by the ’80s series of the same name.

Blue Ivy Carter Earns Two Gold Plaques at 10 Years Old
Music

Blue Ivy Carter Earns Two Gold Plaques at 10 Years Old

Adding to her GRAMMY Award.

VANDY THE PINK Readies Burger Shop Tees
Fashion

VANDY THE PINK Readies Burger Shop Tees

Following the release of the designer’s “Tofu Burger” sneaker.

'Hunter x Hunter' Creator Yoshihiro Togashi Gives Fans a Health Update
Entertainment

'Hunter x Hunter' Creator Yoshihiro Togashi Gives Fans a Health Update

“Every movement takes 3 to 5 times longer than usual.”

Adidem Asterisks*'s SS22 Sports Capsule is Designed for a Variety of Environments
Fashion

Adidem Asterisks*'s SS22 Sports Capsule is Designed for a Variety of Environments

Uniform for transitioning between casual and sporty.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.