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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Celebrates The Coolest Airliner Ever

Aston Martin has made a special-edition DBS that pays homage to the BAC Concorde with a British Airways-like livery and various neat details

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Aston Martin appears to have a bit of a thing for special editions right now. On the DBS alone, we’ve already had the Bond-inspired On Her Majesty’s Secret Service edition plus the more snappily-titled 59, and now there’s a third limited-run version of the super GT.

It’s the DBS Superleggera Concorde, which is a V12 tribute to the greatest airliner of all time - the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde.

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It pays tribute with a livery modelled on the colour scheme used by British Airways - one of Concorde’s two main operators - and a bunch of neat little details.

There are special side strakes milled from aluminium that depict Concorde, and when viewed from above, you’ll see a black tinted carbonfibre roof featuring the aircraft’s silhouette. A chrome British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ logo has been added to the front wing, beneath which you’ll find a Q by Aston Martin badge.

DBS Superleggera Concordes will feature aviation style identification markets in front of the rear wheels
DBS Superleggera Concordes will feature aviation style identification markets in front of the rear wheels

There’s lots going on in the cabin too, with Concorde logos for the seats, a “Mach Meter graphic” on the sun visor, and titanium paddle shifters made from Rolls-Royce Olympus engine compressor blades. There’s a new Alcantara headliner with a “sonic boom graphic,” badges on the seatbelt buckles milled from aluminium, and finally some special kickplates.

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Mechanically it’s all the same, meaning there’s a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 under the front-hinged bonnet developing 715bhp and 664lb ft. 0-62mph happens in just 3.4 seconds, and the top speed is 211mph. Some way off Concorde’s 1300mph+ cruising speed, but for a car, that’ll do nicely.

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Only 10 will be built, sold exclusively through Aston Martin Bristol. The price? From £321,350. Yikes. From each car, some of that will go to the Air League Trust, a non-profit which “teaches under-privileged children how to fly, and offers support for them to work in engineering,” Aston Martin says.

What do you think of this limited-run DBS? Is it cool, or does it stray a little close to tacky territory? We’re keen to know your thoughts in the comments.