Aston Martin has unveiled its DBR22, a V12-engined two-seater, at 2022 Monterey Car Week in California, USA. The sportscar features an additively manufactured aluminium rear subframe produced by Divergent Technologies, Torrance, California. The company is said to have chosen Additive Manufacturing due to its ability to produce lightweight, stiff parts with the opportunity to make bespoke parts for ultra-low volume models.
The team at Divergent worked with the car maker to produce the parts for the DBR22’s subframes, confirmed Lukas Czinger, senior VP Divergent, on LinkedIn. Individual aluminium components were additively manufactured before being bonded together to create the full assembly.
“Technology is pivotal in the construction of DBR22, with extensive use of carbon fibre throughout, and the use of 3D printing for the manufacture of a structural component,” stated Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer. “As such, DBR22 showcases our unique capabilities, with world-class design combined with an agile, intelligent approach to engineering and production. For a car that was designed to celebrate the ultimate bespoke customisation service, the engineering developments mean DBR22 truly has the dynamic theatre to match, ensuring the drive is just as addictive as its looks.”
The DBR22 will be on display at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, California, from August 19-21, 2022.