No Time to Drive: Aston Martin launches 007 Edition Vanquish and DBS
Aston Martin’s latest license to print money comes with a pair of 007 special edition models launched to coincide with the new James Bond film No Time to Die.
No Time to Die will be the 25th big-screen outing for Bond, and the 13th film to feature him behind the wheel of an Aston Martin. Actually, make that four Aston Martins in this case. 007 will be seen driving his original DB5, his V8 from The Living Daylights, the latest DBS Superleggera and the mighty Valhalla hypercar.
With Aston Martin already having sold out its Goldfinger Continuation Series DB5, the new 007 Editions are based on the current Vantage and DBS Superleggera.
The Vantage 007 Edition is an homage to the 1987 ice-driving Aston Martin V8 piloted by Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with rocket propulsion or outriggers, but it does get a mesh grille and chrome bezel inspired by the Eighties’ V8. Yellow trim on the rear diffuser is a nod to those rockets. Inside there’s 007 branding and a little Easter egg for Bond geeks—”96.60″ is embroidered on the sun visors, which was the FM radio frequency that helps Bond escape. As a final touch the car will be available with a set of limited edition skis and a ski rack. Just 100 will be built by Aston Martin’s Q division.
The DBS Superleggera 007 Edition will be in more limited supply, with only 25 being produced. A replica of the car featured in No Time to Die, it is finished in Ceramic Grey with carbon fiber for the roof, mirrors, splitter, diffuser, and rear aeroblade. The cars also wear gloss black diamond-turned 21-inch alloy wheels and unique 007 chrome/black fender badges.
The cabin is all black leather with red detailing and 007 branding on the door cards. A numbered sill plaque is the final touch.
The price of fandom starts at £161,000 ($210,600) for the Vantage with the DBS Superleggera beginning at £279,025 ($365,000). While you’re saving up you can enjoy watching the Astons in action in the No Time to Die trailer below.