On August 17, to commemorate the release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, Aston Martin launched two exclusive 007 limited edition supercars, Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera. These models take inspiration from the cars featured in the movie. They were designed and crafted by Aston Martin’s bespoke division: Q by Aston Martin in partnership with EON Productions, the company producing James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios.
The movie is set to be released worldwide in November 2020 and you can expect to see four iconic Aston Martin sports cars including the iconic DB5, the classic Aston Martin V8, latest addition DBS Superleggera and a forthcoming mid-engined hypercar, Aston Martin Valhalla.
“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. 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.”, said Marek Reichman, Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin.
Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition
The Aston Martin Vantage 007 has been inspired by the original Aston Martin V8 that was featured in the 1987 movie, The Living Daylights. Retaining the formidable sporting style and aggressive performance of a regular Vantage, this car features unique exterior styling elements like a bespoke mesh grille with chrome bezel. Also, there is a dashed yellow diffuser inspired by the hazard stripes on the film car’s rockets. This car comes with a set of the movie-inspired limited edition skis and ski rack.
The car’s exterior is painted in authentic Cumberland grey colour while the interiors are in obsidian black leather and dark chrome having 007 branding engraved on the centre console equipped with a manual gearbox. The sun visors also carry a subtle 007 reference through an embroidered radio station frequency: 96.60 (FM), a frequency belonging to the Russian police that bond used to aid his escape in the 1987 film.
The driver has access to a laser-etched gadget plaque referencing to the various weapons and devices seen on the original film car. It includes rocket motor, missiles, lasers, a targeting display and ski outriggers. Crosshairs etched onto the car’s paddle shift gear levers allude to the missile guidance system seen in the film, too. Only 100 units of this edition will be produced. RRP is £161,000.
DBS Superleggera 007 Edition
As for DBS Superleggera 007, only 25 production cars will be available worldwide and they feature the same specification as the car does in the upcoming film. The 715bhp provided by its 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine befits its range-topping status. The torque peak is at 900Nm, making it the greatest torque figure for any roadgoing Aston Martin produced so far.
As for the design, the car offers a sports special ceramic grey exterior paint with the roof, mirror caps, splitter, diffuser and rear Aeroblade IITM featured in black tinted carbon fibre. It also features a gloss black diamond-turned Y-Spoke 21” wheels. This car comes with a 007 fender badge, finished in chrome with a black enamel infill and stainless steel silver 007 foil on the rear spoiler blade.
The interiors feature the cockpit in a dark, brooding, leather-clad environment with flashes of red detailing. Subtle 007 branding is seen on the door cards, armrest buckle badge and on the rear sub-woofer cover. The cherry on the top is a sill plaque that identifies the car as one of only 25 units that will be manufactured. RRP is £279,025.
The cars are now up for sale and the first deliveries will begin in Q1 of 2021.