50 cars for 50 years
So often these ‘special’ editions are nothing more than marketing gimmicks that fall well short of the mark, but we have to admit that this James Bond-inspired DBS Superleggera is a real stunner. Directly inspired by the DBS driven by 007 (played by George Lazenby for the first and final time) in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969, the Olive Green Grand Tourer has been described by Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer as a ‘brute in a suit’, and we think the description is spot on – just how good does the DBS look with the roof painted the same shade as the body? Special features include the unique alloy wheels harking back to the wires on the original car, a silver strake through the iconic side intake, chrome-tipped exhausts, and a raft of interior touches highlighting Aston’s enduring relationship with the world’s favourite secret agent. There’s also a welcome return of the legendary Aston wings badge on the rear – something the marque has bizarrely done away with on its ‘regular’ production cars in favour of more prominent lettering. Alas, there’s no telescopic-sight rifle in the glovebox, but owners will be able to purchase a bespoke drinks case, tailor-made for the car’s boot. Just 50 of these special edition OHMSS DBSs will be built, priced at £300,000 each.
Photos: Aston Martin