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2022 Aston Martin DBR22 speedster: exterior, interior, performance

Special edition speedster celebrates 10 years of Aston Martin’s Q division; design inspired by 1959 LeMans-winning DBR1 and the earlier DB3S.

The Aston Martin DBR22 speedster, the latest special edition model from the brand’s Q division, will be unveiled to the public at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance on August 19. Aston Martin is said to build only 10 of the open-top, two-seater supercar to celebrate 10 years of the Q division.

  • Powered by 5.2-litre V12 producing 705hp, 752Nm
  • Production run limited to 10 units
  • To be unveiled on August 19 at Pebble Beach  

The Q division has become an integral part of Aston Martin and handles not just high-margin halo car launches but also add-ons through Q Collection and personalisation options through Q Commission. Aston Martin mentions that the DBR22 is “a perfect celebration” of the division’s potential.

Aston Martin DBR22: exterior design details

Just like other Q division specials, the DBR22 sports a radically different design language than Aston Martin’s series production cars. Its retro-esque design is inspired by the 1959 LeMans-winning Aston Martin DBR1 and the earlier DB3S.

Design highlights include aerodynamics-boosting twin nacelles on the rear deck, a new front grille with carbon fibre vanes, bespoke 14-spoke, 22-inch centre-locking alloy wheels, and a wraparound tail-light bar. All of these help the DBR22 distinguish itself from the closely related V12 Speedster, which was first announced in 2020.

Aston Martin DBR22: performance

Just like the V12 Speedster, the DBR22 is powered by Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 that produces 705hp and 752Nm of torque. All the power is sent to the rear wheels via a uniquely calibrated 8-speed automatic gearbox. The DBR22 is capable of achieving a 0-100kph time of 3.4sec and a top speed of 317kph.

Aston highlighted: “With nothing but the slipstream between the driver and this epic engine’s unforgettable 12-cylinder howl, the DBR22 promises to be an intense sensory stimulation.”

Aston Martin DBR22: interior design details

Inside, the DBR22 is a rather bespoke affair. The dashboard houses two digital displays and gets a pair of carbon-fibre, race-style bucket seats as well as liberal deployment of exposed carbon-fibre throughout. Despite all of this, Aston mentions the DBR22 isn’t “a barebones racer”, but is an “absolute pleasure to drive – on road or racetrack.”

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