Aston Martin has revealed a special edition of their DBS Superleggera supercar in collaboration with Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.
Naturally, they call it the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition. And you might be wondering just why a Swiss watchmaker would deserve their own special edition DBS Superleggera. Well, it’s because Aston Martin and TAG Heuer partnered up for Aston Martin’s racing division, which is why you see the TAG Heuer logo on the Vantage GTE racer.
That was way back in March of 2018, and now almost a year later that partnership has blossomed into super luxury corporate love. First, Aston gives TAG Heuer a special edition of their flagship supercar, and later TAG Heuer gives Aston a special edition watch. Made out of diamonds or meteorites or something.
All jokes aside, this car is truly stunning. An exterior paint job of Monaco Black paint is always in style, while carbon fiber accents give the DBS a high-tech and deadly look. You can see the carbon showing throw on the aerodynamic parts, such as the chin spoiler and rear diffuser.
Contrasting with the black is a class red motif, starting with Pirelli Color Edition Tires with red accents on the sidewalls. Red brake calipers and red interior stitching give the car just enough color to make it seem like the driver isn’t a ninja or a vampire, and more of an international superspy sort--which is precisely on-brand for Aston Martin.
TAG Heuer badging can be seen on the front fenders and embroidered on the seats, but it’s subtle and in no way detracts from the car’s presence. Marble-patterned door panels and center console give the Superleggera an air of sophistication and class.
Under the hood is the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that gives the DBS its distinctive sound, producing the same 715 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque as always. Zero to sixty is done in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph.
Aston Martin will produce 50 of these special edition cars, and each one will come with its own fancy TAG Heuer watch. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it’s likely to be a little more than the $300,000 base price of the regular Superleggera.