Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Celebrates A James Bond Icon

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It's an awfully expensive 50th-anniversary present, too.

There are countless James Bond fans throughout the world and aside from the British secret agent's suave and cool factor, he's also had tons of cool gadgets and weapons over the decades. But perhaps the most famous Bond "accessory" is his car. He's driven many but one brand is undoubtedly the most famous: Aston Martin.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", the British carmaker has revealed a special edition DBS Superleggera, appropriately called On Her Majesty's Secret Service DBS Superleggera. Not a coincidence, the DBS Superleggera will be James Bond's latest ride in the upcoming 25th film. This particular special edition pays direct tribute to the 1969 DBS driven by Bond in that five-decade-old film, which told the story of "Blofeld" and his evil method of holding the world ransom to meet his evil demands. Classic Bond villain. This was also the first Bond movie where he wasn't driving a DB5.

Like the '69 DBS, this special edition DBS Superleggera is painted Olive Green and features a carbon fiber splitter, aero blade, and unique diamond turned and forged wheels. There's also a cool bespoke metal grille that incorporates six stunning horizontal vanes that pays direct tribute a similar feature found on the DB5. Aston Martin even enhanced this DBS Superleggera's exterior paint surface with body-colored cantrails and roof.

The interior has been upgraded with all-black leather upholstery with grey blend Alcantara accents – just like in the original DBS. The red accents aren't just there to look nice; they're inspired by the old DBS' red trimmed glove box where bond kept his rifle. Aston Martin is also offering buyers something else very Bond-like: an optional bespoke black drinks case located in the boot, which is British for trunk. It's perfect for grand touring because it fits a couple of champagne bottles.

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Under the hood is the wonderful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 boasting 715 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. It's linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.

Only 50 examples of this special DBS Superleggera are planned for production at a cost of £300,007 (approximately $381,600). It was not made clear, however, whether any of the cars will be made available for customers in the US.

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