Aston Martin reveals its monster V12 engine two-seater design

The DBR22 is inspired by Aston’s legendary open-cockpit race cars, including the Le Mans-winning DBR1 and its predecessor, the DB3S. DBR22 draws from Aston Martin’s heritage but uses this inspiration to create a truly contemporary design.

Aston Martin reveals its monster V12 engine two-seater design

Aston Martin DBR22

By mating the classic art of coachbuilding with advanced materials and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, DBR22 is a perfect blend of design purity, engineering precision, heart-pounding performance, and genuine passion. It is one of the rarest Aston Martins in the company’s 109-year history.

The Aston Martin DBR22 is powered by the company’s 5.2-liter V12 twin-turbo AE31 engine. An open horseshoe vent in the hood cools the motor.

Aston Martin reveals its monster V12 engine two-seater design

Aston Martin DBR22

The engine, which pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, produces 705 horsepower (518 kilowatts) and 555 pound-feet (753 Newton-meters) of torque, giving the DRB22 a 0-60 mph (0-100kph) time of around 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph (319kph).

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, added, “We set our design systems to ‘hyper-drive,’ pushing the exploration of formalism further and endeavoring to express a future here today. DBR22 is a hot-blooded, purebred Aston Martin sports car full of speed, agility, and spirit, and a machine that we think will be the basis of many of tomorrow’s icons.”

The DBR22 features a 3D printed rear subframe – the first time Aston Martin has introduced such a method. The component is made from multiple 3D printed parts printed from aluminum, then bonded to form the finished subframe. This method’s advantages are significant weight saving and no stiffness reduction, and the ability to make unique parts for ultra-low volume models when required.

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