Luke Wilkinson 2019-11-26 10:28
The special edition model marks 50 years since Concorde’s first flight, with only 10 examples being produced
This is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde. It’s a special edition version of the British brand’s flagship GT car, which marks the golden anniversary of Concorde’s maiden flight. It will be built by the British brand’s in-house coachbuilder, Bespoke Q by Aston Martin, in a limited production run of just ten examples.
The DBS Superleggera Concorde was commissioned by Aston Martin’s dealership in Bristol, which is little more than a stone-throw away from Aerospace Bristol at Filton. The museum is the final resting place of the last Concorde ever to fly and was once the location at which the British Concorde were manufactured.
Naturally, the DBS Concorde’s styling revisions are inspired by the supersonic airliner. Its body is the same colour as the passenger jet’s and is complemented by a carbon fibre roof, a bespoke side strake milled from solid aluminium and a unique livery for the roof, front splitter and rear diffuser, painted in British Airways colours.
The limited-edition model features a silhouette of Concorde on its roof and a chromed version of the famous British Airways “Speedmarque” emblem on its front wings. The car’s side-skirts also wear the same Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier number as Concorde G-BOAC, which was the flagship of the British Concorde fleet until 31 October 2003.
Inside, the DBS Superleggera Concorde features a Mach Meter graphic embroidered on the driver’s sun visor, a bespoke Alcantara headlining with a “sonic boom” graphic, new paddle shifters made from recycled titanium from Concorde’s compressor blades and a pair of unique seats, printed with the Concorde logo and British Airways strake.
It’s powered by the same 715bhp twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine as the standard model, which produces 900Nm of torque. The engine sends its power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, and offers a 0–62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211mph.
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