Aston Martin has debuted yet another 007-inspired Aston Martin. The new Aston Martin DBS celebrates the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the 1969 Bond film. Inspired by the Superleggera, an automobile coachwork construction technology developed by Felice Bianchi Anderloni, the DBS comes in olive green and includes several upgrades.
The front of the vehicle features a custom metal grille, while the body displays several OHMSS tags as well as pure black leather, grey blend Alcantara and red accents in the cockpit. Aston Martin has announced that 50 DBS Superleggera will be built and each will include “a bespoke designed drinks case.” The OHMSS Superleggera is priced at £300,007, with deliveries expected for the fourth quarter of this year. The new DBS Superleggera, which was unveiled at an event in London last fall, will replace the Vanquish S.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will come with a 5.2-liter V12 engine, 715bhp at 6500rpm, 664lb ft of torque at 1800-5000rpm and a top speed of 211mph. The car will go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and from 0-100mph in 6.7 seconds. Unfortunately, the DBS won’t include any spy gadgets, such as hidden guns or ejector seats. Then again, the 1969 DBS didn’t have many either with the exception of a telescopic-sight rifle mounting in the glove compartment.
Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings, an independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers in the UK, was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The automaker was first associated with James Bond after a DB5 model appeared in the 1964 film Goldfinger, the third installment in the spy series. Aston Martin, which is considered a British cultural icon, has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982.
The automaker is headquartered in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, along with a Jaguar Land Rover's development center at a former RAF V Bomber airbase. In August 2017, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 sold at a Sotheby's auction at the Pebble Beach, California Concours d'Elegance for $22,550,000, making it the most expensive British car ever sold at an auction.