Aston Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition


Remember the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire car from last year? Aston Cambridge has again commissioned a special edition car from Aston Martin Q - the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition.

Yes, the helmets come with the car
Yes, the helmets come with the car
Shown to Aston customers at St Athan yesterday, the Red Arrows Edition follows the template used by the Spitfire commission last year: very limited numbers, a raft of unique visual tweaks and a strong RAF theme.

On that latter point, the car is painted Eclat Red - but of course - the Eclat referencing the Red Arrows' motto. There's also a white 'smoke trail' as part of the side strake, Union Jack badges and an "inlaid charge pattern" on the roof, said to mimic the canopy design of a fastjet.

Inside too the Red Arrows and RAF inspiration is clear, with Pinewood green inserts like an old flight suit, seats with 'Martin Baker Ejection Seat' fabric and green webbing seat belts plus build plaques, embroidered logos and, yes, those helmets stowed in the rear seats.

Best hurry if you want one!
Best hurry if you want one!
In fact, there are a host of extra goodies that come with the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition as well as the lids. Each of the nine owners will receive "truly bespoke accessories" including a die-cast model of the car and a Hawk plane, a build book and a range of clothing that "could include" racing suits, bespoke embroidered bomber jackets and a Vanquish S luggage set.

Though 10 Red Arrows Editions are being built, just nine customers will be able to buy one as the tenth is being donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund. Appropriately enough it was a nine-aircraft formation that the Red Arrows made famous, so it sort of fits nicely.

A price hasn't been announced for the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition, though you imagine all of them will fly out of the showroom (sorry). Contact Aston Cambridge for more details!

 

 


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  • Ekona 10 Apr 2017

    Love the Vanquish, but that's a dog's dinner of a colour scheme scheme. That white stripe is awful, and green interior? Nope, not for me.

    Good on them for donating a car though!

  • Timbo_Mint 10 Apr 2017

    Very British and yet left hand drive?

  • Ex Boy Racer 10 Apr 2017

    I have had a few nice cars, including 911's, Ferraris, R8's etc. I am now on my second Aston and the product fits perfectly with what I want from a toy in terms of the experience and the ownership experience.

    However, these limited edition things are embarrassing in my opinion. I understand the need to build volume, but surely doing it in this way demeans the brand somewhat?Questionable execution, strange tie-ins, poor aesthetics.

    After all, it's not a Ford; it's a classy, world-renowned quality name.

  • SWoll 10 Apr 2017

    Ex Boy Racer said:
    I have had a few nice cars, including 911's, Ferraris, R8's etc. I am now on my second Aston and the product fits perfectly with what I want from a toy in terms of the experience and the ownership experience.

    However, these limited edition things are embarrassing in my opinion. I understand the need to build volume, but surely doing it in this way demeans the brand somewhat?Questionable execution, strange tie-ins, poor aesthetics.

    After all, it's not a Ford; it's a classy, world-renowned quality name.
    Tiny production number PR exercise that I'm sure will appeal to some buyers as it ties in to something very British and unquestionably cool. Not sure what the issue is personally?


  • Yipper 10 Apr 2017

    Special editions need to look especially good. This one looks awful. Rear diffuser looks like something from a nasty 30k Mustang.

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