Aston Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film, with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die. This new collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, delivers exciting new 007 editions of the Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera. The two have been carefully designed and crafted by the experts in Aston Martin’s bespoke division: Q by Aston Martin. Aspiring to offer the ultimate in bespoke personalization services, Q by Aston Martin delivers both carefully curated special editions such as these, as well as the opportunity for individual owners to embark on the creation of utterly individual sports cars via the Q by Aston Martin – Commission service.
The Vantage 007 Edition is inspired by the original V8 Vantage, which had a starring role in 1987’s The Living Daylights and makes a cameo appearance in the new film. The standard grille has been replaced with a retro-style mesh item with a chrome surround, while the diffuser at the rear has been adorned with yellow dashes in reference to the hazard stripes on the rocket boosters of the original car.
Additional bespoke details include a plaque designed to replicate Bond’s iconic ‘gadget’ control panel, a crosshair motif on the paddle shifters – designed to mimic the missile launch button on Bond’s car – and a vented side strake. The special edition can be optionally specified with a specially designed ski rack and pair of skis, as featured on the film car. Aston Martin will produce just 25 examples of the similarly conceived DBS Superleggera 007 Edition, which is specified to match the example driven by Bond in No Time To Die.
Each will be painted in Ceramic Grey, with the roof, wing mirrors, front splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler finished in black carbonfibre. It gains unique 21in Y-spoke wheels. 007 branding on its wings and spoiler and throughout the interior rounds off the package. Both cars command a hefty premium over their standard counterparts, with the Vantage 007 Edition available from £161,000 and the DBS Superleggera 007 Edition costing £279,025. Customer deliveries will get under way at the beginning of 2021.
ABOUT THE FILM
No Time to Die is a forthcoming spy film and the twenty-fifth instalment in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions. The film features Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik joining the cast as new characters.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. No Time To Die will be released around the world in November 2020 and will feature no fewer than four iconic Aston Martin sports cars: the iconic DB5; the classic Aston Martin V8; the brand’s latest super GT, DBS Superleggera; and the exceptional Aston Martin Valhalla – the company’s forthcoming mid-engined hypercar.
The four Aston Martin models have starring roles Each of the 100 units sold globally will be finished in Cumberland Grey and will have ‘96.60’ embroidered on their sun visors, in honour of the radio frequency used by Bond in an iconic escape scene from the 1987 film.