Aston says the DBR22 pioneers new production techniques for the iconic ultraluxury British brand. The vehicle uses a rear subframe that has been 3D-printed. Such a construction method would likely save millions in design and tooling costs. The bodywork is made of carbon-fiber panels.
The DBR22 is meant to evoke the Aston Martin DBR1 and the DB3S, an aluminum-bodied 1950s race car that ran at Le Mans. The DBR1, driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, won Le Mans in 1959.
The DBR22's twin-turbo V-12 cranks out 705 hp and can propel the car to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 198 mph. The gearbox is a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic.
Aston will be displaying the car Friday through Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.