Aviation-inspired special made with British Airways marks 50 years since the supersonic jet's first flight
26 November 2019

Aston Martin’s Q bespoke division has created an ultra-exclusive DBS Superleggera special edition to celebrate 50 years since Concorde first took to the skies. 

Made in association with British Airways, the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition features a number of visual enhancements inside and out and is limited to just 10 examples, all sold through Aston Martin Bristol - down the road from where British Concorde manufacturing took place. 

External alterations include a painted livery using British Airways colours on the roof strake, spoiler and rear diffuser. A black carbonfibre roof sports the silhouette of the supersonic jet.

There are neat details, too, including new side strakes milled from solid aluminium, the British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ logo in chrome on the front wings, a black ‘Q by Aston Martin’ wing badge and even the authentic aircraft identifier number of the flagship of the Concorde fleet (G-BOAC) on the body behind the doors. Inspection plates are signed by Aston CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways chairman Alex Cruz.

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New interior features include the Concorde logo on the front seat facings, ‘Mach Meter’ graphics in the driver’s sun visor and an Alcantara headliner with a ‘sonic boom’ graphic. There are also titanium paddle shifters - made from Concorde’s compressor blades, the firm claims - special floor mats and unique sill plaques. 

Underneath, the DBS Superleggera’s mechanical make-up is unchanged. It makes use of the 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 putting out 715bhp and taking the supercar to 211mph. 

No price is quoted for the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition, so prospective customers should contact Aston Martin Bristol. Some of the proceeds from each car will be donated to the Air League Trust, a non-profit organisation that supports underprivileged children and teaches them how to fly. 

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26 November 2019

Another missed opportunity to fix the DBS and get some sales in.

 

When will they fix the V8 Vantage, the disaster that's been blamed for poor results at Aston?

 

In short, when will they fire Marek Reichman and get a better designer at Aston?

 

26 November 2019
Symanski wrote:

Another missed opportunity to fix the DBS and get some sales in.

 

When will they fix the V8 Vantage, the disaster that's been blamed for poor results at Aston?

 

In short, when will they fire Marek Reichman and get a better designer at Aston?

 

 

The DBS is easily my favourite of the current Astons (although not in this spec). I agree that the Vantage is curiously unsatisfying but how would you fix it? It's lost all the beauty and charm of its predecessor.

26 November 2019
scrap wrote:

Symanski wrote:

Another missed opportunity to fix the DBS and get some sales in.

 

When will they fix the V8 Vantage, the disaster that's been blamed for poor results at Aston?

 

In short, when will they fire Marek Reichman and get a better designer at Aston?

 

 

The DBS is easily my favourite of the current Astons (although not in this spec). I agree that the Vantage is curiously unsatisfying but how would you fix it? It's lost all the beauty and charm of its predecessor.

 

My mind still boggles as to why they didn't introduce the DB10 as the new Vantage.

26 November 2019
Symanski wrote:

Another missed opportunity to fix the DBS and get some sales in.

 

When will they fix the V8 Vantage, the disaster that's been blamed for poor results at Aston?

 

In short, when will they fire Marek Reichman and get a better designer at Aston?

 

The current Vantage is the "Vantage" --  no "V8" in its name. The "V8 Vantage" is the previous generation, stunningly beautiful car. Don't want to confuse beauty with, er, not.

27 November 2019
Speedraser wrote:

The current Vantage is the "Vantage" --  no "V8" in its name. The "V8 Vantage" is the previous generation, stunningly beautiful car. Don't want to confuse beauty with, er, not.

 

Thanks for the correction - I thought they were calling the current the V8 Vantage. 

 

The previous Vantage is only getting better looking.

 

26 November 2019

Undecided on what is the tackier 'sonic boom' or 'Mach Meter' graphics.  Only AM's share price can sink lower than this tat. 

26 November 2019

Astons have really lost their appeal to me since the new designer took over.

As for this model, what utter tasteless tat.

26 November 2019

Blimey, that is one huge gob on that DBS! That said, I'll takes it looks over any McLaren any of day of the week.

26 November 2019

I like the colours, and some of the touches. But it's gone over the "taste" threshold in some areas. 

I do miss Concorde and what it stood for though (fabulous engineering regardless of commercial viability), so maybe this is just a nice reminder. Used air miles on a one way trip in the last year of Concorde, and it was fabulous. 

26 November 2019
Wow!

What next, the BA pilot strike edition?

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