Remembering the 1-2 Finish
At the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin’s vehicles in the race managed a 1-2 finish. To honor that epic finish, the company built the Aston Martin DBS 59. The car is based on the DBS Superleggera. It gets Aston Martin’s Racing Green color scheme, special bronze touches across the car, a bespoke grille, 21-inch Y-spoke wheels, and an individually numbered roundel on the front fender.
The news recently came out that the car will enter production soon. Aston Martin will build the vehicle at its global manufacturing facility in Gaydon, UK, according to Carscoops. In total, the company will build 24 of the BDS 59.
“Each car represents one hour of this iconic victory in Aston Martin’s history, in which Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby took the chequered flag ahead of the sister car piloted by Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere,” the company said.
The car is designed to pay homage to the DBR1 that competed in the race 60 years ago. Aston Martin even managed to analyze the interior upholstery of the DBR1 to recreate it in the new car. This includes the leather on the seats and the embroidery on the sun visor.
The entire interior is a gorgeous display of what Aston is capable of with large swaths of black and tan leather. It’s safe to say the interior of the car is just as beautiful as the exterior.