Aston Martin dedicates DBS Superleggera to supersonic aircraftNovember 26, 2019
The British company Aston Martin showed a new car from the Wings Series line, under which all the brand’s aviation projects have recently been combined. This is the DBS Superleggera coupe, celebrating a double anniversary: the 100th anniversary of British Airways and the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the legendary Concord supersonic airliner.
In total, the department of special projects Q by Aston Martin will release 10 units of unique cars. An order for development was received from a dealership of the brand from Bristol, in the suburbs of which the final assembly of Concordes was carried out. Today, the Aerospace Bristol Museum is located there, where the last sample of the airliner is on display.
Choosing the debut date of the DBS Superleggera Concorde is also not accidental: on November 26, 2003, a plane with tail number G-BOAF took off from Heathrow, made a “lap of honor” over Bristol and landed in Filton, after which Concorde did not fly into the air.
The Aston Martin collectibles took on the appearance in the signature colors of British Airways, one of the airlines that used Concordes. Also, the car appeared Speedmarque emblems on the wings, a carbon fiber roof and a unique badge with black enamel coating on the hood.
The interior of the cabin is reminiscent of the “Concord” logos on the front seats, made under the mahometer of the graph on the sun visor on the driver’s side, the roof in Alcantara trim with the image of “supersonic cotton”. The petals under the DBS Superleggera Concorde steering wheel are made of titanium compressor blades of a real airliner, and the belt buckles are made of aluminum on a milling machine.
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