Aston Martin DBR22 To Unveil On August 19
The public will be introduced to the Aston Martin DBR22 fast, the most recent limited-edition vehicle from the company’s Q division, on August 19 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Only 10 of the open-top, two-seater supercars will reportedly be produced by Aston Martin to commemorate the Q division’s tenth anniversary.
In addition to handling high-margin halo car releases, the Q division also manages add-ons through Q Collection and customization choices through Q Commission. The DBR22 is “a great celebration” of the division’s promise, according to Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin DBR22 uses a completely different design language than Aston Martin’s series production vehicles, just like earlier Q division specials. The 1959 LeMans champion Aston Martin DBR1 and the preceding DB3S served as inspiration for its retro-inspired look.
Highlights of the design include the wraparound tail-light bar, new front grille with carbon fibre vanes, bespoke 14-spoke, 22-inch centre-locking alloy wheels, and twin nacelles on the rear deck that increase aerodynamics. The Aston Martin DBR22 stands apart from the closely comparable V12 Speedster, which was initially unveiled in 2020, thanks to all of these features.
The 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 engine used by Aston Martin to power the V12 Speedster and the DBR22 generates 705 horsepower and 752 Nm of torque. 8-speed automatic transmission with a special calibration distributes all of the power to the rear wheels. The DBR22 can reach a top speed of 317 kph and a 0-100 kph time of 3.4 seconds.
Aston stated: “The DBR22 promises to be an incredible sensory stimulation with nothing but the slipstream between the driver and this colossal engine’s legendary 12-cylinder howl.”
The Aston Martin DBR22’s interior is quite bespoke. The dashboard has two digital displays, two bucket seats made of carbon fibre designed for racing, and is extensively covered in exposed carbon fibre. Despite all of this, Aston claims that the DBR22 is “an absolute delight to drive – on road or racetrack” and isn’t “a barebones racer.”