It has been 50 years since audiences first saw George Lazenby’s James Bond pilot a 1969 Aston Martin DBS in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Both the car and the movie are venerable classics, so the British marque is celebrating with a superspy-worthy special edition of its current flagship: the DBS Superleggera.
A 007 die-hard will be the first to note that the supercar is wrapped in the same Olive Green paint coat that the ’69 Aston wore in the film. The body boasts other sporty features like a bespoke metal grille, front splitter, “aero blade,” and plenty of carbon fiber.
But what really makes the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera a looker are its unique “diamond turned-and-forged” wheels. Seriously, these rims could be displayed at the Louvre.
The cockpit is trimmed in a combination of black leather, gray Alcantara and red accents. The latter is a nod to the color of the glovebox that hid Bond’s rifle.
Under the hood is Aston’s 5.2-liter, twin-turbo V12. All 715 horses roar through the quad tail pipes as it sprints to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds before maxing out at 211 mph.
Our only complaint? No mounted machine guns.