• Aston Martin reveals DBR22 open-cockpit concept

It has been developed by in-house bespoke division, Q to celebrate its 10-year anniversary

The race towards modern open-cockpit supercars has just gotten hotter with the unveiling of the Aston Martin DBR22 concept. It has been developed by the brand’s in-house bespoke division, ‘Q’, which is also celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

The exterior of the concept draws inspiration from Aston Martin’s iconic racecars of the 1950s, the DBR1 and the DB3S. The DB3S, introduced in 1953, was famous for its luscious curves and bulges and helped the brand establish itself as a Le Mans contender. The DBR1, continuing on a similar design language, enjoyed tremendous racing success including the double triumph at the Le Mans 24 Hours and World SportsCar Championship in 1959. 

The DBR22’s exterior is created by using the minimal body panels to create the smoothest possible design lines and also gets a new front grille with a carbon fibre design instead of the usual veins on other Aston Martin cars. The front bonnet gets a horseshoe vent and sitting within the wheel arches are 21-inch wheels with a 14-spoke design. 

Under the hood, it is powered by a 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbocharged petrol engine producing 715PS and 753Nm. This translates to a top speed of 319kmph and a 0-60kmph time of 3.4 seconds. The concept is available with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. 

The DBR22 design concept will be a rare gem as it will only go into production for a select few customers of Aston Martin’s Q division.

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