Aston Martin has introduced another speedster, but this time the DBR22, and it’s just a concept. A concept car designed to showcase the company’s latest technology and its own Q by Aston Martin workshop is being demonstrated at Monterey Car Week.
The automaker says the DBR22 concept was inspired by its racing heritage. In particular, the 1952 DB3S and the DBR1, which won Le Mans in 1959 with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori at the wheel.
The design team wanted to minimize the number of body panels used to create a more sculptural and muscular look. The carbon fiber grille has tried on a new design where two vertical slats are split in half by one horizontal one, inspired by the racing cars mentioned above.
“However, DBR22 is not only looking back. The brand successfully combined retro design with advanced processes, technologies, and materials. As stated by Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin.”
This advanced technology is evident in the way this speedster controls the surrounding air. From the thin rods of the side mirrors to the perforated panel under the headlights, which allows hot air to escape from the rear of the car and works together with the diffuser, creating downforce for the speedster.
In addition, the company used 3D printing for the first time in this unique concept. The method was used to print the parts that make up the rear subframe. The new technology, made of aluminum, allowed Aston Martin engineers to significantly reduce the weight of the unit without reducing rigidity.
Power is provided by a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine with a recoil of 705 hp and 753 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The supercar will accelerate to a hundred in 3.4 seconds, and its maximum speed is 319 km/h.