Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the supersonic jet’s first flight


Meet the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition, an ultra-exclusive version of the super-GT created in association with British Airways to mark 50 years since the supersonic jet’s first flight. The special edition was unveiled on the eve of the 16th anniversary of the Concorde’s final flight, while it is also the 100th birthday of British Airways. Aston Martin has a history of creating aviation-inspired Wings Series specials and the new Concorde Edition has become the latest to join the likes the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition, Vantage Blades Edition, and V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80. The DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition was commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol which is located right down the road from where these awe-inspiring supersonic passenger jets were manufactured. Put together at the British automaker’s Q by Aston Martin personalization department, the Concorde edition is limited to just 10 examples which will be sold exclusively from the Bristol dealership.

The special edition gets plenty of visual enhancements inside out to set it apart from the regular DBS Superleggera. On the outside, the coupe features the British Airways livery colors on the front splitter, roof strake, rear spoiler, and the rear diffuser, while a Concorde graphic decorates the black, carbon fiber roof in addition to a Concorde-shaped piece of solid aluminum adorning the side strakes. The British Airways “Speedmarque” logo is placed on the front fender above the black enamel Q by Aston Martin badge. Inspection plates are signed by Aston CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways chairman Alex Cruz. On the inside, the Concorde logo appears on the front seat facings along with ‘Mach Meter’ graphics on the driver’s sun visor and an Alcantara headliner with a ‘sonic boom’ graphic. The titanium paddle shifters are made from Concorde’s compressor blade. Mechanically, the special edition is identical to the regular version and is powered by the same 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 that churns out 715 horsepower. There is no word on the pricing and those interested will need to get in contact with Aston Martin Bristol.

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