London, UK - Today, is the anniversary of Concorde's last flight. The last-ever Concorde, Alpha Foxtrot, touched down for the last time on November 26, 2003.
Commemorating this event along with British Airway’s centenary year, British luxury carmaker Aston Martin will introduce a very special car from October 2020, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition.
This exclusive and limited edition car is created to honor one of mankind’s greatest achievements, the Concorde supersonic passenger aircraft.
Concorde was one of the most iconic designs of a generation and will always be a hugely important part of our heritage,
said Alex Cruz, Chairman, and CEO of British Airways.
In our centenary year we are thrilled to partner with Aston Martin, another British brand with an established history of exceptional design and engineering, and we hope to inspire another generation of aviators and engineers through this exciting partnership,
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition receives some bespoke exterior touches. This includes paint livery in British Airway’s traditional red, white, and blue colors. The car also gets a carbon-fiber roof with Concorde-inspired livery, BA logos on the front wings, and a colored Aston Martin wing badge in the front of the vehicle.
Aston Martin will produce only ten cars for Concorde edition. The price will be around 322,000 pounds (USD413,700). Each vehicle will have a unique registration number from the UK's CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) along with BA’s iconic Chatham flag in the car’s tailfin.
The car will also feature side strakes milled from aluminum along with paddle shifters crafted using the Concorde’s titanium compressor blades.
On 10 April 2003, Air France and British Airways simultaneously announced that they would retire Concorde later that year due to low passenger numbers following the 25 July 2000 crash.