At the 2022 Monterey Car Week, Aston Martin will reveal the DBR22, a V12-engined two-seater coach-built design concept that draws inspiration from the marque’s heritage of open-cockpit sports racers.
The vehicle is characterized by an exceptional coach-built form which is made from a minimal number of body panels to create a more sculpted, muscular presence. The new front grille incorporates a unique carbon fibre design in place of the usual veins seen on series production Aston Martins. The hood features a dramatic horseshoe vent, suspended to help airflow from the 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo engine that sits beneath it. This long, unbroken hood line draws your eye back towards the cockpit, over the lowline wind deflector and delicate mirrors, which are mounted to the tops of the doors on wind-cheating carbon fibre arms.
The car is fitted with a set of all-new 21in alloy wheels. Featuring a unique 14-spoke design created especially for the DBR22, these lightweight wheels feature a motorsport-derived centre-lock hub, which is also available to spec from an extensive color pallet.
The DBR22 design concept also showcases an entirely bespoke paint color, developed specifically for the occasion using ‘Paint to Sample’ – an exclusive option available through Q by Aston Martin.
The DBR22’s cockpit makes use of both leather and exposed carbon fibre. Its architecture is defined by the all-new dashboard and sleek infotainment displays. Rising from behind the seats are twin nacelles which smooth the airflow behind the driver and passenger’s heads. At the rear, DBR22 design concept has a horizontal light graphic courtesy of the slim, full-width light bar made specially for this application. Beneath it sits a perforated panel to allow hot air to exit the tail. Q by Aston Martin offers customers of all Aston Martin models to select their own paint colors and finishes, bespoke graphics through to tinted carbons and bespoke materials on both the interior and exterior.
The car is equipped with a 5.2-liter V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain that offers peak outputs of 715PS and 753Nm. The DBR22 accelerates from a standstill to 60mph in just 3.4sec and on to a top speed of 198mph/319kmh. Unique calibration of the engine and 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission uses torque shaping to give the car a manner and delivery unlike any other model.
The DBR22 also features a 3D printed rear subframe which is made from multiple 3D printed parts printed from aluminium and bonded to form the finished subframe.
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