HALF a century since the legendary Concorde first took to the skies, Aston Martin is paying homage to the supersonic passenger jet plane with a very special version of the DBS Superleggera.
The DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition is the latest member of Aston's Wings series.of special edition models, joining the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition, Vantage Blades Edition and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 in the brand's aviation-inspired celebration models.
Strictly limited to only ten examples and featuring lavish personalisation via the company's bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin, the Concorde has been commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol which is close to the Filton factory at which the British Concordes were manufactured and now home to the last Concorde ever to fly.
The Superleggera Concorde is distinguished by special side strakes milled from solid aluminium, bespoke paintwork featuring British Airways colours, a black tinted carbon fibre roof with a Concorde silhouette graphic, chrome British Airways logos on the front wings, a Q by Aston Martin wing badge and the Concorde theme even includes G-BOAC Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier numbers.
Inside there are Concorde logos on the front seat facings; a mach meter graphic embroidered on the driver's side sun visor, a unique headliner displaying a ‘sonic boom' graphic, paddle shifters made from titanium taken from Concorde jet engine blades, floor mats in a Terence Conran design pattern, seatbelt buckle badges milled from solid aluminium and bespoke sill plaques.
Aston Martin is not revealing the price of the Concorde special edition - the ‘standard' DBS Superleggera costs Â£225,000 - but says that some of the proceeds from the sale of each individual car will be donated to the Air League Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches under-privileged children how to fly and offers support for them to work in engineering.