The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is licensed to kill but only while On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The Superleggera will be released as a special edition car to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond film, and will be painted Olive Green in homage to the 1969 Aston Martin DBS that appeared in that film.
“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,” says Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer. “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.”
The new DBS is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that has been set low and far back on the chassis in order to improve the centre of gravity and the weight distribution. This forethought bumps the performance up to 725 PS and 900Nm. “Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car.
“The DBS Superleggera is a muscular car that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath,” stated Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.
The Superleggera will be available in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will sell for an eye-watering £3,000,007.