The DBR22, an open-cockpit design concept from Aston Martin, was unveiled. It will be on display at this year’s Monterey Car Week. The idea honours a decade of customer customization at Aston Martin, Q by Aston Martin. Q has produced low-volume special models and one-off commissions over the years, and the new DBR22 concept gives a preview of what should come next.
The DBR22, the company’s most recent two-seat open-cockpit model, was inspired by both the DB3S and the DBR1. The new concept showcases Q’s design skills and Aston’s innovative 3D printing process, which was used to create the car’s rear subframe. The subframe was created using parts that were 3D printed from aluminium and then bonded together to create significant weight savings without sacrificing stiffness.
The car receives a completely new body that is constructed using few body panels. The two-seater has a new grille up front with carbon fibre inserts, and a horseshoe vent helps the V12 engine under the hood get air. The rear has a perforated rear fascia and thin, full-width taillight lighting elements. An integrated diffuser and two sizable center-exit exhaust tips are located below all of that. Additionally, it has distinctive center-lock 21-inch 14-spoke alloy wheels. Performance seats made of carbon fibre and soft, aromatic leather are added inside the Q.
The twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine with a special engine calibration powers the concept. The engine generates 555 pound-feet (753 Newton-meters) of torque and 705 horsepower (518 kilowatts) when mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The two-seater, according to Aston, can reach 60 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 198 mph (319 kph).
Later this week, Monterey Car Week will begin, and it promises to be a major event. Big reveals are scheduled for Acura, Bentley, and other brands, and those are the debuts we are aware of. Keep an eye out because Pebble Beach frequently offers some surprises as well. From August 19 through August 21, the Aston Martin DBR22 design concept will be on display at the Concours d’Elegance.
Gallery: Aston Martin DBR22
Source: Aston Martin