Aston Martin has teamed up with British Airways and Bristol car retailer Dick Lovett to create a limited-to-10 special edition DBS Superleggera Concorde.
The launch coincides with 50 years since Concorde’s first flight, and the centenary of Concorde flag-carrying airline, British Airways.
Just 10 DBS Superleggera Concorde will be sold, all through the local retailer Aston Martin Bristol – which is located ‘just a long runway’s length away from Aerospace Bristol at Filton’, where the final Concorde ever to fly is now located.
Fittingly, British Concordes were also built at the Bristol site.
Making today’s announcement even more timely, the launch of the DBS Superleggera Concorde coincides with the last Concorde flight when G-BOAF touched down on 26 November 2003.
A donation for every car sold will be made to the Air League Trust, which teaches under-privileged children how to fly and supports them in work for engineering.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde: in detail
All DBS Superleggera Concordes feature bespoke livery with British Airways colours on the roof strake, aero blade and rear diffuser. The roof itself is black tinted carbon fibre with a Concorde graphic.
The British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ logo is depicted in chrome on the front wings.
Painted Civil Aviation Authority identifier numbers are depicted on the side sills.
Aston Martin Lagonda president and CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways CEO Alex Cruz have also signed unique inspection plates for each car.
The Concorde logo features on the front seats and there’s a ‘sonic boom’ graphic for the Alcantara roof liner.
There’s even a Mach Meter graphic for the sun visor…
…while the seatbelt buckle badges are made from solid aluminium.
And the steering wheel paddle shifters are made from titanium, sourced from actual Concorde engine compressor blades.
All cars use the stock DBS Superleggera 5.2-V12 twin-turbo, producing 725 horsepower. This is good for 211mph and 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds. The DBS will go from 0-100 mph in a scant 6.4 seconds.
Gives you wings
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde is part of the Aston Martin Wings Series of special editions. It is built by the firm’s bespoke Q by Aston Martin division.
Other aviation-inspired models include the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition, the Vantage Blades Edition and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80.
Marek Reichman, chief creative officer at Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “It’s only fitting that our great British sports car brand marks the achievement of the incredibly dedicated, talented and ambitious teams of British and French scientists, engineers, designers and aircraft workers who made Concorde, and supersonic air travel, a reality in our skies 50 years ago.
— British Airways (@British_Airways) November 22, 2019
“Using the DBS Superleggera as our starting point, and with the support of the talented personalisation experts in the Q by Aston Martin service to draw on, we have been able to subtly and sympathetically enhance and highlight some of the car’s most notable features while preserving the elegance, style and sheer brutish road presence for which the Aston Martin DBS is rightly known.”