A James Bond-inspired road car that we can actually own - well, us, but some rich folks

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That Aston Martin is in a bit of a financial pickle these days is no secret. Still, the company found the time to give a new twist to its long-time collaboration with the James Bond franchise, which will celebrate its 25th 007 movie once No Time To Die airs.

The said twist includes a special edition Aston Martin Vantage and a DBS Superleggera, but it’s the former that we’ll examine closely in the lines below.

  • 2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition
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    4.0 L
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    195 mph
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007 Edition sounds cool, so what does it entail exactly?

2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition Exterior
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The Vantage 007 Edition is supposed to be a nod back to the Aston Martin V8 from the 1987 film The Living Daylights.

Aston Martin’s Q division handled the design tweaks, in and out.

On the outside, Q went for the Cumberland Grey body color which contrasts the Obsidian Black & dark chrome interior quite nicely. Fine connoisseurs of the Aston Martin legacy will also spot the bespoke mesh grille, which features a chrome bezel that traces back to the classic V8.

Then there’s the yellow rear diffuser which is inspired by the rockets carried by the movie car, and hear this: on demand, customers can get skis and a ski rack, as seen on the winterized V8 from the film.

2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition Interior
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Moving back inside, the seats get carbon fiber seat backs. Subtler details, according to Aston Martin, include a laser-etched plaque that references the various weapons and devices seen on the original car as well as “crosshairs on the car’s paddle shifters that allude to the missile guidance system seen in the film.”

What about the firepower under the hood?

2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition Exterior
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Aston Martin hasn’t specified any tweaks or upgrades, so it’s safe to assume that the powertrain stays as it is, although we’re told the Vantage 007 Edition can be ordered with either a manual or the rear-mounted eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The Mercedes-AMG-sourced, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 makes 510 PS (503 horsepower) and 685 Newton-meters (505 pound-feet) of torque between 2000 and 5000 rpm, enough to propel the Vantage’s 1530-kilo (3373-pound) frame from naught to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 195 mph.
2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition specifications
Engine 4.0 liter twin turbo V-8
Horsepower 503 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 505 LB-FT @ 2,000-5,000 RPM
0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 195 mph
Transmission manual/ZF eight-speed automatic transmission
Fuel tank capacity 73 liters
Min Dry Weight 3,373 Lbs
Weight Distribution 50:50

Can a mortal buy one?

2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition Exterior
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Well, it depends how rich the said mortal is. Aston Martin is crafting 100 examples of the Vantage 007 Edition, but you’ll have to compete with the world’s One Percent to get one. Even so, loyal customers might have priority in securing a slot, and even if you overcome that obstacle, the Vantage 007 Edition will set you back at least £161,000 (roughly $212,000).

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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