Aston Martin Announce A New Limited Edition V12 Speedster

08 January 2020
Gear, Cars, Aston Martin, James Bond, No Time to Die, Daniel Craig

The British supercar brand will unveil the new model later this year

British supercar manufacturer Aston Martin announced plans today to make a limited-edition V-12 ‘driving machine’.

The two-seater, open cockpit car is a tribute to Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 and CC100 Speedster centenary concept car and will be unveiled later this year. The keys are expected to be in owners’ hands by early 2021.

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There are currently no images of the Speedster available but a closer look at the cars which have inspired it suggests that it will be something very special.

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The Le Mans-winning DBR1, delivered Aston Martin’s most high-profile motorsport triumph to date. It’s 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 CC100 Speedster Concept was produced in 2013 to celebrate Aston Martin’s centenary.

With the upcoming Bond film already set for release in April, 2020 will be a big year for Aston Martin. No Time To Die will feature a classic DB5 and 2021’s Valhalla.

The last outing for Daniel Craig as 007, it looks to be a landmark film for both Craig and Aston Martin.

Just 88 examples of the new Speedster will be manufactured, so if you were thinking about owning one, now might be the time to give Aston Martin a call.

Created by the car brand’s in-house bespoke team, Q by Aston Martin who, the Speedster “elegantly combines an authentic, driver-oriented sports car with the use of cutting-edge motorsport and aviation technology to deliver a stunning, two-seat, enthusiast driving machine.”

Under the bonnet, the Speedster will live up to its name courtesy of a high-performance variant of Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo engine, capable of generating an output of around 700 PS and 700 Nm which will be focused through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said of the Speedster: “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.”