Aston Martin DBS Superleggera special edition

Latest Aston Martin DBS special edition pays tribute to James Bond

Aston Martin has now unveiled the DBS Superleggera, which is a special edition James Bond-inspired vehicle.

Only 50 of the cars will be produced to celebrate the 50 years since the film debuted.

Each variant will be painted Olive Green to match the original 1969 Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond in the movie.

This week, the company has revealed the ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special edition’, marking the 50th anniversary of the sixth Bond film.

Power continues to come from a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, which puts out a healthy 533kW of power and 900Nm of torque.

The OHMSS DBS Superleggera sports a carbon fibre splitter, CF aero blade and unique diamond turned and forged wheels.

The “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Superleggera is the 21st century version of the 1969 DBS; instead of being powered by a 60s-era V8, the 2019 model is powered by a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 capable of generating 715 hp – more than double that of the 1969 generation. The exterior paint surface is enhanced with body coloured cantrails and roof, and there are commemorative side strakes. The front-end design is unique to the special DBS, with a new six horizontal vane front grille aiming to provide a visual link to the original Bond DBS.

Its interior is trimmed in black leather and grey Alcantara, with red accents including red felt lining in the glovebox – a nod to the film car’s glovebox which holds a telescopic-sight rifle. Red cues here and there are meant to be a reminder of the red-trimmed glovebox used by 007 to hide his telescopic-sight rifle in the original vehicle.

The car’s 50 owners will have the option to select a bespoke designed drinks case which fits perfectly in the boot. In keeping with the theme, this accessory is the ideal complement to the exhibition worthy “Super GT”. “The DBS Superleggera is a muscular vehicle that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath”, said Marek Reichman, vice president and chief creative officer for Aston Martin.

Only 50 of the Bond Superleggeras will be sold and they’re going to retail for £300,007.00, which is over $550,000 here in Australia.

“The DBS Superleggera is a muscular auto that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath”.

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