'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' special celebrates 50 years since Bond drove the 1969 DBS, with the modern interpretation featuring numerous touches that hark back to the original.
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Aston Martin loves a James Bond special, which is fitting given 007 tends to choose the marque's grand tourers as his main form of transport.


UPDATE, 22/5/19: Aston Martin's local division has confirmed the DBS Superleggera OHMSS edition is available for $661,007 plus on-road costs. See bottom of article for more details.


This week, the company has revealed the 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service DBS Superleggera special edition', marking the 50th anniversary of the sixth Bond film.

Dubbed the 'OHMSS' edition for short, the special DBS Superleggera features a specification inspired by the 1969 Aston Martin DBS that 007 drove in the film, which can also be seen in some of the images.

Unique appointments include carbon-fibre components for the front splitter and 'aero blade', special diamond-turned alloy wheels, a bespoke metal grille up front with six horizontal vanes (replicating the look of the 1969 model), Olive Green exterior paint, body-coloured cantrails and roof, along with commemorative side strakes.

Inside, there's pure black leather with grey Alcantara accents, again a nod to the original movie car, and red accents throughout the cabin – said to be inspired by the red-trimmed glovebox in the original car that held 007's telescopic sight rifle.

Power continues to come from a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, which puts out a healthy 533kW of power and 900Nm of torque.

Aston Martin claims the rear-driven DBS Superleggera can dash from 0-100 in just 3.4 seconds, and 0-200 in 6.4 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is rated at 340km/h.

"Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car. The DBS Superleggera is a muscular car that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath," said Marek Reichman, vice president and chief creative officer for Aston Martin.

Just 50 examples of the DBS Superleggera OHMSS Edition will be produced, priced at £300,007 ($554,383).

The DBS-based limited edition is the latest in a series of 007-inspired Aston Martin models, including the 2015 DB9 GT Bond Edition, and the Goldfinger DB5 continuation project.

Speaking with CarAdvice, Aston Martin's local division confirmed the limited-edition DBS Superleggera is available to order priced from $661,007 before on-road costs. That's $144,956 more than the 'standard' model, which kicks off at $516,051 +ORCs.

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