Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, by creating a special edition Superleggera and yes, you guessed it, only 50 will be available to customers.
In an effort to capture the spirit of the olive green 1969 Aston Martin DBS that James Bond (played by George Lazenby) drove in the movie, the British sportscar firm has developed a special edition DBS Superleggera which is described as a ‘brute in a suit’.
Its brutish demeanour is no doubt derived from the powerful twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine which has been positioned as low and far back in the chassis as possible to optimise centre of gravity and weight distribution. This engine develops 533 kW and 900 Nm of torque which bellows its song from quad tailpipes with active valves.
The bespoke model features a carbon fibre splitter and aero blade and rides on special diamond turned forged wheels. The metal grille, with 6 distinct horizontal vanes pays homage to the 1969 DBS. On the inside, black leather is complemented with grey blend Alcantara as in the 1969 DBS and also features a cockpit with red accents.
The finishing touch includes a special drinks case with matching red felt and holds 2 bottles of champagne and 4 champagne flutes, all perfectly stored in the load bay. Very fancy indeed…
Aston Martin Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said: "Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car. The DBS Superleggera is a muscular car that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath."
The first deliveries of the special edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera are expected to reach customers in Q4 2019 with pricing unsurprisingly starting at £300,007 which translates to about R5.5 million.