Inspired by Bond… Aston Martin creates limited edition 007 sports cars

Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition and DBS Superleggera 007 Edition
Inspired by Bond… the special edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Vantage

ASTON Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film, with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die, including a Vantage and DBS Superleggara.

No Time To Die will be released around the world in November and will feature no fewer than four iconic Aston Martin sports cars: the iconic DB5; the classic Aston Martin V8; the brand’s latest super GT,  DBS Superleggera; and the exceptional Aston Martin Valhalla.

But it’s these two special editions, developed in conjunction with EON Productions, that will specifically celebrate the release of No Time To Die, with the Vantage limited to just 100 examples. There will be just 25 examples of the DBS Superleggera.

Each has been carefully designed and crafted by the experts in Aston Martin’s bespoke division: Q by Aston Martin.

The first of the two models is the Vantage 007 Edition, inspired by the original Aston Martin V8 which made its 007 debut in The Living Daylights and also features in No Time to Die. The movie sees James Bond uncover the car from his personal lock-up in London.

Aston Martin Vantage 007 EditionAston Martin Vantage 007 Edition
Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition

Building on the formidable sporting style and aggressive performance of the regular Vantage, the new car features unique exterior styling treatments led by a bespoke mesh grille with chrome bezel that references the look of the brand’s classic V8.

Further 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.

The car will be delivered in authentic Cumberland Grey exterior paint colour, whilst the interior will be presented in obsidian black leather and dark chrome with 007 branding applied 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 themselves feature unique heritage fluting reminiscent of that seen in the V8, along with carbon fibre seat backs and, in a particularly detailed nod to the 1980s film, the outline of cello ‘f holes’ inspired by the memorable cello chase scene.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 EditionAston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition

The driver can indulge themselves further with 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 seen in the film, too. Available as a manual or automatic, the Vantage 007 Edition also boasts a side strake Vantage badge.

“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,” Aston Martin VP and chief creative officer Marek Reichman said.

“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.”

To celebrate the James Bond debut of the range-topping Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, a second unique 007 Edition has been created. Featuring the same specs as the muscular version featured in the upcoming film, the car has a suitably menacing road presence.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 EditionAston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition

The 534kW provided by its 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine is befitting of the car’s status while its torque peak, at 900Nm, is not only substantial, but, as things currently stand, the greatest torque figure for any road going Aston Martin yet produced.

To this potent mix, the DBS Superleggera 007 Edition adds a raft of styling and design enhancements that further elevate its appeal.

The car sports special Ceramic Grey exterior paint with the roof, mirror caps, splitter, diffuser and rear Aeroblade II featured in black tinted carbon fibre. Also unique to the 007 Edition are visually striking Gloss Black diamond-turned Y-Spoke 21-inch wheels.

This special edition also features 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, the cockpit of this DBS Superleggera is a dark, brooding, 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 sub-woofer cover.

Aston Martin Vantage 007 EditionAston Martin Vantage 007 Edition
Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition

The DBS Superleggera 007 Edition is priced from $508,446 plus on roads, while the Vantage 007 Edition starts from $293,378 plus on roadsBoth are on sale now, with first deliveries to begin early in 2021.

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