Aston Martin is set to debut the limited production V12 Speedster created by in-house bespoke team “Q by Aston Martin” later this year.

The V12 Speedster’s is a product of more than 12 months of meticulous design and planning and pays homage to Aston Martin DBR1 that won the 1959 LeMans 24 hours and 1000km of Nurburging race.

The Aston Martin DBR1

The DBR1 has been the most triumphant Aston Martin in motorsports to date. It was one of only three cars in the 1950s to win both the World Sports Car Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the same year.

The V12 Speedster was also inspired by Aston Martin’s CC100 Speedster Concept which was produced in 2013 to mark 100 years of Aston Martin.

At the heart of the V12 Speedster is a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 with 700 hp and 700 Nm, mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic that mounted towards the back of the car.

The CC100 Speedster Concept.

This should make the V12 Speedster just behind the pecking order consisting of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera that makes 725 hp and 900 Nm and the Valkyrie with 1014 hp and 740 Nm.

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “The V12 Speedster we’re proud to confirm today once again showcases not only this great British brand’s ambition and ingenuity, but also celebrates our rich and unrivalled heritage.

“The 88 enthusiast drivers and collectors who secure the keys to these cars can be confident that in doing so, they are also securing an iconic new piece of Aston Martin history.”

Orders are now being taken for the 88 V12 Speedsters being hand built by the brand, with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

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