Bespoke Q by Aston Martin DBS Superleggera marks 50 years since the first flight of the world's best-known supersonic airliner.
Few aircraft of the jet age are more instantly recognisable, or more fondly remembered, than the world-renowned Concorde. Now, 50 years since its first flight, this supersonic passenger jet - created in a unique piece of Anglo-French co-operation - is the inspiration for the latest member of the highly desirable Aston Martin Wings Series.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde celebrates he half century since the luxury passenger jet took to the skies Strictly limited to only 10 examples and based on the Aston Martin Superleggera, the limited edition car features lavish personalisation via Aston Martin's bespoke service Q by Aston Martin, and proudly celebrates not only the half century since the iconic luxury passenger jet took to the skies, but also the centenary of one of Concorde's two flag carrying airline operators: British Airways.
The announcement of this new special edition sportscar marks the latest chapter in the ongoing Aston Martin Wings Series.
The DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition joins the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition; Vantage Blades Edition; and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 in the brand's aviation-inspired celebration models.
Bespoke side strakes milled from solid aluminium set the limited edition Concorde apart Fittingly, the car has been commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol which is to be found just a long runway's length away from Aerospace Bristol at Filton - the place that is now home to the last Concorde ever to fly and the location at which the British Concordes were manufactured.
The DBS Superleggera Concorde features a carefully judged selection of interior and exterior design and trim modifications to delicately yet unmistakably celebrate the achievements of the Concorde team.
Outside, the sportscar is distinguished by bespoke side strakes milled from solid aluminium as well as a bespoke painted livery comprising of British Airways colours on the roof strake, aero blade and rear diffuser.
A Mach Meter graphic is embroidered on the driver's side sun visor A black tinted carbon fibre roof sports the Concorde silhouette graphic, and the famous British Airways 'Speedmarque' logo appears in chrome on the front wings.
The limited edition cars also feature 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 Alex Cruz.
Inside, the car's design features were also created to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Concorde. Among the highlights are a Concorde logo on the front seat facings, and a Mach Meter graphic embroidered on the driver's side sun visor. A unique headliner featuring printed Alcantara also displays a 'sonic boom' graphic, while the paddle shifters are made from titanium from Concorde compressor blades.
Parts 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.