Concorde remains as an important part of the history of aviation even it ceased operation in 2003. 50 years since its first flight, Aston Martin has unveiled the DBS Superleggera Concorde created in association with British Airways, one of Concorde’s operators which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol for just 10 examples and crafted by Bespoke Q by Aston Martin, the special edition features bespoke painted livery of British Airways colours on the roof strake, aero blade and rear diffuser. Concorde silhouette can be found on the solid aluminium side strakes and black tinted carbon fibre roof. Other accents include the famous British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ logo in chrome on the front wings and the Q by Aston Martin wing badge with black enamel infill.
Frequent British Airways flyers would recognise the colours scheme of the car’s interior, which is taken straight off the BA cabin. The Concorde logo can be seen on the front seat facings and a Mach Meter graphic adorns the driver’s side sun visor. Other highlights include printed Alcantara displaying a ‘sonic boom’ graphic on the headliner, paddle shifters made from titanium from Concorde compressor blades, floor mats in Terence Conran design pattern, seatbelt buckle badges milled from solid aluminium and bespoke sill plaques.
Worth mentioning also is the 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 Álex Cruz. The limited-edition will be powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 found on the standard DBS Superleggera, boasting 715 hp and 900 Nm of torque, a top speed of 340 km/h and a 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 3.4 seconds.