Aston Martin calls the $300,000 DBS Superleggera the greatest Bond car line-up ever
No Time to Die, otherwise known as Bond 25, is set to be the last hurrah for Danial Craig as the man with a license to kill. Little about the film was certain, including its very existence, but now as the filming has wrapped up, more concrete details are being handed to us, such as what cars Bond shall be driving.
Up to this point, we knew about three of these cars, the classic DB5, the lesser-remembered V8 Vantage, and the super futuristic Valhalla concept. Turning this impressive trio into a quartet is the DBS Superleggera, the brand’s flagship model. With the Superleggera entering the scene, Aston points out the film will showcase the past, present and future of Aston Martin automobiles. The British carmaker goes on to celebrate the line-up as the greatest in all the Bond flicks.
The love story between Aston Martin is a long and near unbroken one, starting back in 1964 with the iconic DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, Aston and 007 are about as inseparable as Bond and a sharp suit. The DB5 alone has featured in soon-to-be eight Bond films.
Bond 25, aptly nicknamed as such since it’s the 25th instalment in the cinematic series, is primed and almost ready to be a massive Bond celebration. With this in mind, the film is promised to have not just one, two, or three Astons feature, it’s promised to have four different Astons.
Past: V8 Vantage
Present: DBS Superleggera
The DBS Superleggera is the most powerful, most expensive, and most speedy Aston you can currently realistically buy. Aston refers to it as a ‘brute in a suit’, and with 715 brake horsepower (bhp) rumbling under the hood, it’s clear to see why.
Its enormous twin-turbo V12 gives the car a 0-62 miles per hour (mph) time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. The entire car is also made of carbon fibre as to reduce weight and add bragging rights, making it 72kg lighter than the next most expensive Aston, the DB11.
The flagship model starts at around US $300,000, though put it next to the DB5 and Vahalla, which both easily go for millions, this is one of the cheaper cars which will patiently wait for Bond in the Q garage.