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The gentleman racer with a bespoke carbon fibre bodywork is no shrinking violet with a twin turbo V12 which propels the car to a top speed of 319km/h.

18 Aug 2022 | International News : U.K.

Aston Martin has found yet another use for its glorious twin turbo V12 engine. This time, it has found home in the new DBR22, a coach built two-seater which pays tribute to the marque's legendary bloodline of open cockpit race cars.

The DBR22 is the latest in a line of projects handled by Q by Aston Martin division which has been building some of the most exclusive Aston Martins in recent times.

DBR22 draws clear inspiration from the DBR1 of old
The skunkworks division has utilised coachbuilding techniques with advanced materials to bring the DBR22 to life.

The DBR22 showcases a completely new body from the designers at Aston Martin. The body has been created from a minimal number of body panels to give the impression of a sculpted and muscular presence. The new front grille incorporates a carbon fibre design in place of the usual veins on series production Aston Martins.

A horseshoe vent features on the bonnet of the car, recessed to aid airflow from the 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 that lies below. A lowline wind deflector and delicate mirrors are also present, mounted to the tops of the doors on sleek, highly aerodynamic carbon fibre arms.

A mix of carbon fibre and sumptuous leather makes the DBR22 interior an inviting one
On the interior, there is no shortage of the use of carbon fibre, with many components hewn from the exotic material. However, being an Aston Martin means that luxury has to be present. Luxury in the car take takes form in luxuriant, thick leather which swathe the usual touchpoints.

As impressive as the bespoke elements of the DBR22 are, they probably do not hold a candle in terms of drama to the 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 that powers the car. The V12 produces peak outputs of 695bhp and 753Nm, providing sufficient propulsion to accelerate the car from zero to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 319km/h.

Aston Martin claims that the DBR22 will not only possess immense straight line power but also true driver connection with a chassis honed to deliver precision, agility and tactility in equal measure. A pinned steering column brings greater accuracy but also provides more detailed feedback so the driver can have a more accurate picture of available grip.

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