Aston Martin has developed a bespoke two-seater open car with a 3D printed rear subframe made from multiple 3D printed aluminum parts.

This is the first time Aston Martin has used such this 3D printing method, the company said.

The parts are bonded to form the finished subframe, which reportedly offers weight saving and no reduction in stiffness. Engineers can also make special parts for ultra-low volume models, Aston Martin said.

The DBR22 car also features a 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain that can go from zero to 60mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.

“Technology is pivotal in the construction of DBR22, with […] the use of 3D printing for the manufacture of a structural component,” said Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin CTO.

“We set our design systems to 'hyper-drive', pushing the exploration of formalism further and endeavouring to express a future in the here today,” added Marek Reichman, chief creative officer. “Where could we go with the surfaces, proportion and form.”