Commemorating 50-years since the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.’
There are few instances in history where cars have become so synonymous with the roles they play that they become an intrinsic & undeniable part of the stories in which they’re featured. Cars like the Pontiac TransAm in Knight Rider and the DMC DeLorean from the Back to the Future series of films are great examples, but perhaps the best example of them all is the relationship between Ian Fleming’s James Bond and Aston Martin.
With a relationship that dates back more than half a century on film, Aston Martin and EON Productions (the company that produces James Bond films in collaboration with MGM Studios) have decided to mark the occasion with a special-edition DBS Superlegerra, cementing the newbies’ thoroughbred bloodline all the way back to the DBS that was used in the 1969 film, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.’
Just fifty of these special DBS Superleggeras will be made to mark the occasion, with each ‘OHMSS’ DBS Superleggera tricked out to fit. You’ll find things like a carbon-fibre splitter, a carbon-fibre aero-blade, and unique diamond-polished forged alloy wheels setting it off externally, along with things like a bespoke metal grille, body-coloured roof & cantrails, and commemorative side strakes. The whole thing’s finished in Olive Green too, just like the original.
The cabin of the OHMSS special-edition features black leather upholstery, offset by grey-blend Alcantara and red accents. The red is inspired by the red-trimmed glovebox of the 1969 Aston Martin DBS, which originally held Bond’s telescopic sight rifle. While firearms are not included, the 50-lucky owners of an OHMSS DBS will be able to choose their own drinks case that’ll be made to fit perfectly in the boot. It’ll offer room for two champagne bottles (also not included), but it does come with four champagne flutes, which is nice.
There are no mechanical changes to report, so the DBS Superleggera continues to offer up 533kW and 900Nm from its 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12, with power going to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. It’ll deal with the century sprint in just 3.4-seconds, before going on to a top speed of 340km/h.
Prices for the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS edition start at a very accurate £300,007. Only 50 will ever be made, so best hurry and put your name in if this is precisely the sort of Aston Martin you need in your life. Or maybe if you just like the wheels.