It’s been 50 years since the Concorde supersonic airliner first took flight. Though the supersonic jet might be retired already, it is easily one of the most iconic airliners to have ever entered passenger service. In order to commemorate the Concorde’s maiden flight 50 years ago, Aston Martin built the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition. The special edition Aston also celebrates the centenary of one of Concorde’s two operators – British Airways.
Only 10 units of the special edition DBS Superleggera will be built. Each one will be built and personalized by Aston Martin’s Q personalization department. As it is a tribute to both the Concorde and British Airways, the grand tourer dons livery inspired by UK’s flagship carrier. The British Airways colors can be seen on the roof strake, front lip, and rear diffuser. There’s also a black tinted carbon fiber roof that bears the Concorde’s silhouette. Other details include British Airways signature “Speedmarque” logo on the front fender and Concorde inspired fender badges.
Step inside, and the interior is inspired by that of British Airways’ cabin. Similar to the exterior, there are Concorde logos on the front-facing seats. A Mach Meter graphic is then embroidered on the driver side sun visor. Meanwhile, the paddle shifters are made of titanium taken from the Concorde’s compressor blades. Completing the makeover are the unique floor mats, and unique plaques.
Interestingly, each vehicle will get black painted Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier numbers. They will also get a bespoke inspection plate signed by Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways Chairman Álex Cruz.
Despite the unique interior and exterior touches, no changes were made under the hood. The special edition DBS Superleggera continues to use the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 which produces 715PS and 900 Nm of torque. The top speed is rated at 340 km/h with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds.
Pricing has not been announced for the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition. Considering only 10 will be built, expect it to cost a bit more than your standard DBS Superleggera.