BY MARK KEAST

Two iconic brands have hooked up to pay tribute to a historic moment in air travel.

The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Concorde supersonic passenger jet’s first flight. The special edition sports car was unveiled last week in the UK.

Only ten will be available for purchase, through Aston Martin Bristol (the price of the car is $413,000 USD). The sportscar features a lavish attention to detail by Q by Aston Martin, the British car company’s bespoke service, and is the latest addition to the ongoing Aston Martin Wings Series, their aviation-inspired cars – to go along with the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition, Vantage Blades Edition, and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80.

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The car’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12-engine Super GT has a top speed of 211 mph, acceleration from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds, and 0-100 mph in 6.4 seconds – 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The car is also a tip-of-the-hat to the centenary of one of the Concorde’s airline operators, British Airways.

There are too many features and personal touches, and jet-inspired details, when discussing interior and exterior design to list, but let’s just say the personalization experts at Q have uniquely enhanced the car experience for the fortunate owner – a striking white exterior, bespoke solid aluminum side strakes, British Airways colours on the roof strake, black tinted carbon fibre roof, the British Airways “Speedmarque” logo in chrome on the front wings, paddle shifters made from titanium from Concorde compressor blades, solid aluminum seatbelt buckle badges, aero blade and rear diffuser, and unique and authentic jet black painted Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier numbers.

Images from Aston Martin