Several Aston Martin models will make their US debut at Pebble Beach.
After unveiling the DBS Superleggera Volante earlier this year, Aston Martin is teasing a new special edition version of the V12-powered supercar that will debut at Monterey Car Week. Dubbed the Baijin Edition, the new special edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera was commissioned by the iconic luxury brand House of Bijan and built by the automaker’s bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin.
We don’t get a very clear look at the Baijin Edition in Aston Martin’s teaser photos, but the automaker says the car features striking enhancements such as a bespoke Bijan Yellow exterior paint finish including a subtle paisley pattern ghosted into the hood paint. Inside, the interior is finished in Bijan’s distinct soft alligator leathers.
The owner’s initials have been integrated into the veneer and the Bijan insignia can be found throughout. Aston Martin says the DBS Superleggera Baijin Edition will be available both as a coupe or Volante and will be available to order through Aston Martin dealers worldwide and the House of Bijan directly.
Like the standard DBS Superleggera, power will presumably be provided by a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 producing 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Pricing details haven’t been confirmed, but the DBS Superleggera coupe starts at $305,000 while the Volante will set you back $329,000. No doubt the new special edition model will be even more expensive.
The DBS Superleggera Baijin Edition isn’t the only new model debut Aston Martin has planned for Pebble Beach, however. Both the Valhalla mid-engined hypercar and the limited-edition DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will make their North American debuts at the show. The Valhalla will debut on Friday, 16 August at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.’ After that, it will be on display for the rest of the weekend at the ‘Aston Martin Club 1913’ event space. The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, on the other hand, will make its North American debut on the Monterey Peninsula along with a 40 percent scale model of the DBS GT Zagato.
A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 used to promote the James Bond film Thunderball and a 1953 DB3S Works will also be auctioned at the event. Estimates suggest the DB5 will fetch between $4,000,000 – $6,000,000, while the DB3S Works could sell for between $8,750,000 and $10,500,000.