This week Aston Martin will reveal the new DBR22, a new exciting design concept handled by the car manufacturer’s in-house bespoke division.
The impressive bespoke creation is due to be unveiled this week in California at the 2022 Monterey Car Week.
This impressive car features a V12-engined two-seater coach-built design concept, celebrating the marque’s extraordinary bloodline of open-cockpit sports racers.
This design is the latest in a long line of extraordinary projects handled by the in-house bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin. The department this year celebrates a decade of building exclusive cars for the world’s most discerning customers.
The DBR22 has been created in an ultra-exclusive number for some of the brand’s Q by Aston Martin customers.
By mating the classic art of coachbuilding with advanced materials and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, the DBR22 is a perfect blend of design purity, engineering precision, heart-pounding performance and true passion.
With classic proportions and immaculate, muscular curves, it builds on some of the brand’s traditions but expresses it with a dynamic new take on this compelling theme.
The DBR22 design concept showcases a completely new body with a smooth and effortless blend of exceptional drama and elegance, with several unique design features to complement. An entirely new front grille incorporates a unique carbon fibre design in place of the usual veins seen on series production Aston Martins.
The design which features a 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo engine takes inspiration directly from the DBR1 and DB3S, giving a unique identity; one which clearly draws from Aston Martin’s heritage but uses this inspiration to create a truly contemporary design.
Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, said “Technology is pivotal in the construction of DBR22, with extensive use of carbon fibre 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 customisation service, the engineering developments mean DBR22 truly has the dynamic theatre to match, ensuring the drive is just as addictive as its looks.”
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, added: “We set our design systems to “hyper-drive”, pushing the exploration of formalism further and endeavouring to express a future in the here today. Where could we go with the surfaces, proportion and form. Combining this approach with advanced process, technology, and materials, we’ve effectively modernised our racing bloodline and created a new pedigree. DBR22 is a hot-blooded, purebred Aston Martin sports car full of speed, agility and spirit, and a machine that we think will be the basis of many of tomorrow’s icons”.
The DBR22 design concept will be on display at Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August.