Aston Martin is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its bespoke Q division with a bang! The esteemed automaker has recently revealed the DBR22, an ultra-limited twin-turbocharged V-12 speedster. The brand new four-wheeler is about to make its official debut on the 19th of August during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, a part of the Monterey Car Week in California.
The styling of the new Aston Martin DBR22 heavily draws its cues from DBR1, the Le Mans-winning car. Piloted by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, it was the only Aston Martin car to snatch an outright victory in the prestigious event. While the present update on the DBR22 classifies it as a concept, there’s a high chance that the customers of Aston Martin Q will soon be able to get their hands on a production version. But, the number of lucky owners will be limited possibly to ten only, as the company has hinted that the new car may be produced in an ultra-limited edition of just ten, especially to celebrate the milestone of the tenth anniversary of its bespoke division, dubbed Q by Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin DBR22 is designed as an open-cockpit two-seated speedster. Powered by a 5.2 liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, the car is claimed to reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph, making 705 hp and a torque of 555 pound-feet. Taking inspiration from the Aston Martin DBR1 and DB3S, carbon fiber is used for the usual metal grille weave. Without interrupting the flowing bodywork, the exterior of the car features high-quality carbon panels. But, as the DBR22 possibly will follow suit of its predecessor models, which were all sold in very low numbers, it’s highly unlikely you’ll spot an Aston Martin DBR22 in your neighborhood.