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Speed / March 2019

Meet the Brute in a Suit: Aston Martin x TAG Heuer

The Rake gets a sneak peak at Aston Martin’s special edition DBS Superleggera and the unique TAG Heuer Carrera that comes with it.

Earlier this month, Aston Martin announced that it will be building 50 models of a special edition DBS Superleggera produced to celebrate the luxury marque's partnership with TAG Heuer.  Finished in Monaco Black paint with red accents, the DBS Superleggera has rightfully earned the nickname "the brute in a suit" and you can see why. With a satin black-tinted carbon fibre roof, mirrors, vents, louvres, splitter and spoiler, the bespoke specification also includes satin black 21” twin spoke wheels fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres with a red accent to complement the red brake calipers.

For horologists with a spare £295,000 knocking about, each of the 50 cars will also be accompanied with a limited edition TAG Heuer watch, the DBS Edition Carrera Heuer 02. Powered by a Calibre HEUER 02 Automatic manufacture movement, to stay true to TAG Heuer commitment to its Swiss avant-garde savoir-faire, this exclusive timepiece presents a hexagonal cut-out face matching the grille of the DBS and an embossed black calf leather strap mirroring the leather inside the car. Like the car, the watch will have red detailing and will be strictly limited to 50 examples.

Aston Martin Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: “As soon as we knew about the partnership with TAG Heuer the idea of a special edition that reflected the design cues of both brands began to form in the minds of the design team here at Aston Martin. Both brands understand the importance of meticulous craftsmanship and creating beautifully designed and engineered products and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition reflects those values beautifully.”

Under the hood grumbles a Super GT 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, the ultimate combination of style and power. As if to prove beyond all doubt Aston Martin's strapline of "Beautiful is absolute,"  this DBS Superleggera is both beauty and beast, delivering an unforgettable driving experience with class-leading in-gear acceleration and innovative aerodynamics melding beautifully with its compelling curves.  On the inside, the DBS boasts pure black leather and alcantra seats with red stitching and bespoke TAG Heuer quilting, each displaying the TAG Heuer logo, and carbon fibre and dark chrome has been used throughout to accentuate the clean lines of the cockpit.

 

For  more information, head to tagheuer.com/en-gb/partnerships/aston-martin

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