Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Set for James Bond Starring Role

By Paul Joseph

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is set to become the newest James Bond-inspired car, thanks to a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the iconic films.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 50 DBS Superleggera special edition cars will be sold.

Painted Olive Green to match the original 1969 Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond in the movie, the new models are being billed as taking the acclaimed road presence of the DBS Superleggera to a new level of elegance.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, said: “Aston Martin is synonymous with James Bond and the DBS from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service has provided great inspiration to the team tasked with creating this very special edition.

"This new DBS Superleggera will be an extremely distinguished ‘brute in a suit’, designed to capture the essence of the iconic DBS from the 1969 film but with a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12, 715bhp engine”

The V12 engine is set low and as far back in the chassis as possible to optimise centre of gravity and weight distribution, and develops 725PS at 6500rpm and 900Nm from 1800-5000rpm.

The special edition DBS Superleggera boasts carbon fibre, splitter, aero blade and unique diamond turned and forged wheels. A bespoke metal grille featuring six bright horizontal vanes, adorns the front of the car to replicate the distinctive feature of the DBS featured in the 1969 film.

On the inside, the DBS Superleggera is trimmed in pure black leather, accented by grey blend Alcantra, as in the original 1969 DBS. The cockpit is accented in red, inspired by the red trimmed glovebox in the original car, which held 007’s telescopic-sight rifle.

The 50 owners of this James Bond Special Edition will have the option to select a bespoke designed drinks case which fits perfectly into the boot space. The black drinks case opens via the bright metal clasp to reveal the matching red felt lined interior, with space for two bottles of champagne and four champagne flutes.

The On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special edition is the latest in a series of 007 inspired Aston Martins, which includes the Goldfinger DB5 continuation and the 2015 DB9 GT Bond Edition.

Each of the 50 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special editions will retail at £300,007 with first deliveries to customers commencing towards the end of the year.

By Paul Joseph