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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera celebrates 50 years of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

23 May, 2019

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the newest James Bond inspired car, thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), 50 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special edition cars will be sold, all painted Olive Green to match the original 1969 Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond in the movie.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS 1

It is 50 years since filming began for the sixth James Bond film, which told the story of Bond villain ‘Blofeld’ and his ongoing attempts to hold the world to ransom. The 1969 Aston Martin DBS provided James Bond with the perfect car for a man tasked with saving the world!

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS 2

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aston Martin is synonymous with James Bond and the DBS from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service has provided great inspiration to the team tasked with creating this very special edition. This new DBS Superleggera will be an extremely distinguished ‘brute in a suit’, designed to capture the essence of the iconic DBS from the 1969 film but with a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12, 715bhp engine.”

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS 3

The special edition DBS Superleggera boasts carbon fibre, splitter, aero blade and unique diamond turned and forged wheels. A bespoke metal grille featuring six bright horizontal vanes, adorns the front of the limited-edition car to replicate the distinctive feature of the DBS featured in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The exterior paint surface is enhanced with body coloured cantrails and roof.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS side vents

Bearing commemorative side strakes and unique touches throughout, the car is every inch ‘007’.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS plaque 007 limited edition

On the inside, the DBS Superleggera is trimmed in pure black leather, accented by grey blend Alcantra, as in the original 1969 DBS. The cockpit is accented in red, inspired by the red trimmed glovebox in the original car, which held 007’s telescopic-sight rifle.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS interior

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS interior

The 50 owners of this James Bond Special Edition will have the option to select a bespoke designed drinks case which fits perfectly into the boot space. In keeping with the theme, this accessory is the perfect complement to the exhibition worthy ‘Super GT’. The black drinks case opens via the bright metal clasp to reveal the matching red felt lined interior, with space for two bottles of champagne and four champagne flutes.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS interior champagne case red felt

The 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine is set low and as far back in the chassis as possible to optimise the centre-of-gravity and weight distribution, this high-performance engine develops 725PS at 6500rpm and 900Nm from 1800-5000rpm.

Aston Martin Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said: “Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car. The DBS Superleggera is a muscular car that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath.”

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS compare

The On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special edition is the latest in a series of 007 inspired Aston Martins, which includes the Goldfinger DB5 continuation and the 2015 DB9 GT Bond Edition.

Each of the 50 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera special editions will retail at £300,007.00 (approx $380,000 or €340,000), with first deliveries commencing in Q4 2019.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS front

OHMSS DBS Superleggera Specification:

Exterior Paint Colour: Olive Green
Exterior Body Pack: 2x2 Gloss Carbon Fibre
Front Grille: Bright Vane Grille
Side strake: Polished Aluminium Side Strake, housed in 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre
Mirror Caps: Exterior Body Colour
Roof Panel: Exterior Body Colour
Roof Strake: Exterior Body Colour
Rear diffuser: 2x2 Gloss Carbon Fibre with Painted Centre Section
Wheels: 21” OHMSS Gloss Black DT
Tyre: Pirelli P Zero
Brake Calipers: Black
Exhaust Tail Pipe Finisher: Quad (Bright Finishers)
Exterior Badging: Heritage Enamel with Black infill front and rear
Car Cover: Bespoke Olive Green Car cover

Environment 1: Pure Black Leather
Environment 2: Pure Black Leather
Headlining and Cantrails: Grey Blend Alcantara with Fluted Headliner
Welt & Stitch Colour: Spicy Red Leather
Seat Embroidery: Spicy Red Aston Martin Wings Logo
Seat Detailing: Bespoke OHMSS Micro Perforation with Fluting
Steering Wheel: Q - Satin 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre / Pure Black Leather
Gearshift Paddles: Satin 2x2 Twill Red Tinted Carbon Fibre
Trim Inlay: Dyed Tamo Open Pore
Seat Back Veneer: Match to Leather
Interior Jewellery: Dark Chrome with 2x2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre
Interior Sill Plaque: Bespoke OHMSS Sill Plaque
Audio System: Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Audio with OHMSS Embroidery to
Subwoofer Cover
Stowage lining: Red Felt Lining
Additional Option Drinks Case (Not included in Design Specification, additional option to be charged to the customer)

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