Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde: gorgeous and supersonic!
Tribute to the famous supersonic aircraft!
Aston Martin recently signed up with British Airways, which owned the Concorde and other aircraft. We now know that this mythical aircraft has not been in service since the tragic accident of 25 July 2000. Through this alliance, Aston Martin wanted to pay tribute to one of the most exceptional aircraft of its time. The perfect opportunity to create a special edition of the DBS Superleggera, the Concorde.
Produced in a very limited series of only 10 units, the DBS Superleggera Concorde joins three other models of the brand also inspired by aeroplanes: the Vanquish S Red Arrows, the Vantage Blades and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80. There are many references here to the above-mentioned company.
Among them, the British Airways colours - red, white and blue - are applied to the roof pillar, rear spoiler, diffuser and lower part of the grille. The carbon fibre roof is now part of the Concorde's silhouette. Even more subtle, the brand's logo is in the colours of British Airways.
Also noteworthy is the largely aviation-inspired identification number with a black painted inspection plate signed by British Airways President Alex Cruz and Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. Attention to detail is therefore important on this Aston Martin DBS Superleggera! And it is the same inside.
The seats bear the Concorde logo. The mach 2.04 speed and a 60,000-foot altitude indicator are hidden in the sun visor. The titanium steering wheel paddles are made from the Concorde's blades. The door sills are specific with the name "Concorde" and the seat belt buckles are made of solid aluminium.
Under the hood, the DBS Superleggera Concorde keeps the noble 5.2L V12 with 715 hp and 900 Nm of torque. The car does 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 s and reaches a top speed of 211 mph. When the cars are sold, a part of the money will be donated to an organisation that supports poor children.