Aston Martin Creates Limited Edition 007 Vantage And DBS Superleggera

by TrackWorthy,

Aston Martin is celebrating the upcoming November release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, with two 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in the film. Four classic, current and future Aston Martin’s appear in the film including a DB5, V8, DBS Superleggera and their upcoming mid engine hypercar, the Valhalla. The Vantage 007 Edition pays homage to The Living Daylights Aston Martin V8, and the DBS Superleggera 007 Edition showcases No Time To Die specs. Both cars are available internationally in limited numbers.
“Creating a 007 Edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to develop and style a car that embodies the legend of James Bond,” Said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer. “It is an honour to apply carefully judged 007-inspired styling to our sports cars, which gives our customers the opportunity to own a unique piece of both cinematic and automotive history.”

The Vantage 007 features unique exterior styling including a mesh grille with chrome bezel that references the look of the brand’s classic V8. Additional styling details include a dashed yellow diffuser inspired by the hazard stripes on the film car’s rockets. The Vantage 007 Edition can even be delivered with a set of The Living Daylights inspired limited edition skis and ski rack.

 
It will be delivered in authentic Cumberland Grey exterior paint colour. Inside it will feature obsidian black leather and dark chrome with 007 branding on the centre console of cars equipped with a manual gearbox. The sun visors of all the cars will carry another subtle film reference in the shape of an embroidered radio station frequency – 96.60 (FM) – which 007 buffs will know was the Russian police frequency Bond used to aid his escape in The Living Daylights.

The seats feature unique heritage fluting reminiscent of that seen in the V8 and the outline of cello ‘f holes’ inspired by the memorable cello chase scene featuring James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Kara Milovy (Maryam D’Abo) in The Living Daylights.

Also available is a laser-etched gadget plaque that references the various weapons and devices seen on the original film car. These included a rocket motor, missiles, lasers, a targeting display and ski outriggers. Cross hairs etched onto the car’s paddle shift gear levers allude to the missile guidance system. Available as a manual or automatic, the Vantage 007 Edition also boasts a side strake Vantage badge and is limited to 100 units globally.

To celebrate the James Bond debut of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, a second unique 007 Edition has been created. Strictly limited to just 25 production cars available worldwide and featuring the same specification as the muscular DBS Superleggera featured in the upcoming film.

Under the hood is a 715 bhp 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine with peak torque of 664 lb-ft, the most torque of any roadgoing Aston Martin ever. The DBS Superleggera 007 Edition adds a raft of styling and design enhancements, including special Ceramic Grey exterior paint with the roof, mirror caps, splitter, diffuser and rear Aeroblade IITM featured in black tinted carbon fibre. Also unique to the 007 Edition are Gloss Black diamond-turned Y-Spoke 21” wheels and a 007 fender badge, finished in chrome with a black enamel infill and Stainless Steel Silver 007 foil applied to the rear spoiler blade.

Inside, is a dark, leather-clad environment with flashes of red detailing the outline of the seats. Subtle 007 branding can be found on the door cards, armrest buckle badge and on the rear subwoofer cover. The car is finished with a sill plaque that recognises it is one of just 25 DBS Superleggera 007 Editions.

The DBS Superleggera 007 Edition with a recommended retail price from RRP £279,025 and the Vantage 007 Edition with a recommended retail price from RRP £161,000 are on sale separately now. First deliveries will begin in Q1 2021.

The original Aston Martin DBS made its first Bond appearance in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (OHMSS) in 1969. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that film, Aston Martin created a now sold-out special edition DBS Superleggera in 2019, inspired by the Olive Green DBS from OHMSS.

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