Aston Martin will make the modern equivalent of the sports car of the 50s

Aston Martin will make the modern equivalent of the sports car of the 50s


The website citing anonymous sources, said that Aston Martin is working on a two-seater Speedster with an open cockpit. The inspiration for the designers of the model will be a historic DBR1, winner of the “24 hours of Le Mans” in 1959.

For Speedster Aston not just borrow stylistic solutions of the original DBR1, and try to interpret the look of a sports car of the 50s with the modern design language. Will continue the layout of the original machine: front-mounted engine and rear drive wheels. According to unconfirmed information, the circulation of the Speedster will be 88 copies.

Aston Martin DBR1 – the absolute winner of “Le Mans” in 1959. Then DBR1/2 driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby could beat the Ferrari and finished first, while DBR1/4 – second. Sports car was equipped with a six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 254 power and five-speed manual transmission production David Brown Engineering Limited.


The reason for the release of such models will be a growing demand from collectors. Last year debuted Barchetta Ferrari SP1 and SP2, and in the summer it became known that the Speedster will be at McLaren. Dvuhdverka with an open cockpit and a squat silhouette will be part of the top of the line Ultimate Series, which includes Senna and Speedtail.

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