The Vantage 007 Edition pays homage to ‘The Living Daylights’ Aston Martin V8, and the DBS Superleggera 007 Edition celebrates ‘No Time To Die’
Q by Aston Martin has unveiled two exclusive 007 special editions sports cars inspired by the cars showcased in the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die. The film will be released around the world in November 2020 and will feature four iconic Aston Martin sports cars, DB5, classic Aston Martin, DBS Superleggera, and the company’s forthcoming mid-engined hypercar Aston Martin Valhalla. The Vantage features unique exterior styling treatments led by a bespoke mesh grille with a chrome bezel that references the look of the brand’s classic V8. Further styling details include a dashed yellow diffuser inspired by the hazard stripes on the film car’s rockets. The Vantage 007 Edition can even be delivered with a set of The Living Daylights inspired limited edition skis and ski rack – referencing the ‘winterised’ V8 saloon from the film.
Strictly limited to just 25 production cars available worldwide and featuring the same specification as the muscular DBS Superleggera featured in the upcoming film, the car has a suitably menacing road presence. The 715 bhp provided by the DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine is befitting of the car’s range-topping status while its torque peak, at 900Nm, is not only substantial in its own right but, as things currently stand, the greatest torque figure for any road going Aston Martin yet produced. The car sports special Ceramic Grey exterior paint with the roof, mirror caps, splitter, diffuser and rear Aeroblade IITM featured in black tinted carbon fibre. Also unique to the 007 Edition is visually striking Gloss Black diamond-turned Y-Spoke 21-inch wheels. This special edition also features a 007 fender badge, finished in chrome with a black enamel infill and Stainless Steel Silver 007 foil applied to the rear spoiler blade.
Inside, the cockpit of this DBS Superleggera is a dark, brooding, leather-clad environment with flashes of red detailing the outline of the seats. Subtle 007 brandings can be found on the door cards, armrest buckle badge and on the rear sub-woofer cover. Marek Reichman, Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin mentions “Creating a 007 Edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to develop and style a car that embodies the legend of James Bond. It is an honour to apply carefully judged 007-inspired styling to our sports cars, which gives our customers the opportunity to own a unique piece of both cinematic and automotive history.”