According tomedia, the Concorde last landed on November 26, 2003 — although it had been decommissioned 16 years earlier. British luxury car brand Aston Martin launched the Concorde version of DBS Superleggera on November 26 to mark the plane’s last landing in Bristol, England.
It also has another meaning to mark the 100th anniversary of British Airways’ operation, one of two airlines that have operated Concorde for 27 years.
Since this is a special version, the DBS Superleggera Concorde is definitely the best configuration. For example, the side is made of milled aluminum, the roof, the tail and the rear expander are all made of British Airways colouring, while the rest of the roof is made of black carbon fiber that mimics the outline of the Concorde. The front of the car was also marked with the British Airways Speedmarque logo, further establishing links with the airline that specializes in supersonic aircraft.
As for the exterior modification of the car, you can see the real aircraft number provided by the Civil Aviation Authority and the inspection plaque signed by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways chairman Alex Cruz.
And inside the car, Alcantara is naturally not absent, and the material can be found in the roof shed. An image of the Mach watch embroidered on the top can be seen on the sun visor on the driver’s side, while the Concorde logo is embroidered on the seat back. The shifter is made of titanium alloy – the material used in the compression of the blades of the Concorde aircraft.
While DBS Superleggera doesn’t break the speed of sound, it doesn’t show weakness. The car is known to be powered by a twin-turbo 5.2L V12 engine that delivers up to 715 horsepower and a peak torque of 664 lb-ft, as does its top speed of 211 mph (about 340km/h).
There’s no doubt that this will be a very small number of toys — there will be only 10, and Aston Martin will spend a portion of each car’s revenue on a good cause — to the League Air Trust, a nonprofit that helps poor children learn to fly and help them get jobs in engineering.