Production will be limited to only 10 examples.
A few weeks ago, Aston Martin announced its new Wings Series of special-edition models that celebrate the automaker's connection to the aviation industry. In the past, Aston Martin has built several limited-edition aviation-inspired models such as the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition limited to ten examples, V8 Vantage S Blades Edition limited to five examples and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 limited to 80 examples.
Aston Martin's latest Wings Series model, however, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary luxury passenger jet Concorde's first flight back in 1969. It also celebrates the centenary of British Airways, one of Concorde's two airline operators.
Based on the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, the new Concorde Edition is limited to only 10 examples and features several aviation-inspired exterior and interior enhancements designed by the automaker's Q personalization division.
The commemorative supercar was commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol located near Aerospace Bristol at Filton, England, where the last ever Concorde to take flight is currently stored and the British Concorde was originally manufactured. It's also no coincidence that Aston Martin's reveal coincides with the date of 26 November 2003 when the last Concorde took flight.
Visually, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition is distinguished by its bespoke side strakes milled from solid aluminum, a bespoke livery featuring British Airways colors on the roof strake, aero blade and rear diffuser, a black tinted carbon-fiber roof with a Concorde silhouette graphic, and the famous British Airways 'Speedmarque' logo in chrome on the front wings.
Other unique exterior flourishes include a unique Q by Aston Martin wing badge with black enamel infill, unique and authentic jet black painted Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier numbers, and bespoke inspection plaques signed by Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways Chairman Alex Cruz.
Inside, the special edition DBS Superleggera features the Concorde logo on the front seat facings, a Mach Meter graphic embroidered on the driver's side sun visor, and a unique headliner featuring printed Alcantara displaying a 'sonic boom' graphic, as well as paddle shifters made from titanium from Concorde compressor blades, floor mats in a Terence Conran design pattern, seatbelt buckle badges milled from solid aluminium, and bespoke sill plaques.
Like the standard DBS Superleggera, the Concorde Special Edition is powered by a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 producing 725 horsepower and 663 of torque, which propels the car from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 211 mph. Pricing details haven't been announced, but expect the Concorde Special Edition to cost more than the standard DBS Superleggera, which starts at $304,995. Some proceeds will be donated to the Air League Trust, a non-profit organization that teaches underprivileged children how to fly and offers support for them to work in engineering.