Five decades ago this year, the sixth James Bond film was released in the official 007 saga – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In celebration of the occasion, Aston Martin will be launching a special-edition model of the DBS Superleggera. Although most people associate the exquisite Aston Martin DB5 with classic Bond films, the change in actors has also brought a change in Astons, especially seen in the 1969 DBS.
The 2019 DBS Superleggera is chosen to carry on the Bond theme thanks to a collaboration with the company behind the James Bond movies EON Productions. Aston Martin announced that only 50 special edition DBS Superleggeras will be available and will feature the same olive green color as the original. The new model will also feature a bespoke grille similar in design to the classic Aston designed with six bright horizontal vanes and commemorative side strakes.
The interior of the model is trimmed in black leather with grey Alcantara blend details to pay tribute to the vintage model. Red accents are also found throughout the cockpit, along with special door sills identifying the car as a 007 machine.The 21st century version of the 1969 DBS is powered by a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 capable of generating 715 hp, rather than being powered by a 60s-era V8.
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” edition of the DBS Superleggera will be available for purchase at £300,007 while deliveries are set to begin in Q4 of this year. Each model will come with a complementary red velvet-lined drinks case that is designed to fit into the DBS Superleggera’s trunk space.