Aston Martin shows Red Arrows edition of its Vanquish S

  • Published On: 18 April 2017
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The special Red Arrows edition pays homage to the bright Red Arrows RAF jets.

Aston Martin's latest product is a superior mix of two of the fastest things we love - aeroplanes and cars. The special Red Arrows edition pays homage to the bright Red Arrows RAF jets in more ways than just matching Eclat Red exteriors. Aston Martin is known for getting its aviation collaborations bang on and this latest car is no exception.

The Red Arrows production is based on the Vanquish S coupe but upgraded by the company’s ‘Q’ division. Even the insides are fashioned according to the design of the superior aircraft with the green upholstery reminiscent of the same green used on the Arrows’ pilot flight suits and Red Arrow formation graphics embroidered into the door cards and seat backs. Other details include a roof designed to look like the aircraft's, a white smoke trail finish onto the side of the car and a steering wheel that features an RAF-inspired switchgear.

Each car will come with a special plaque signed by the corresponding Red Arrows pilot on the engine, while the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team logo is embroidered onto the transmission tunnel as well. The back seats have been done away with, instead making way for two Red Arrows motif crash helmets, race suits, bespoke bomber jackets, a luggage set, car cover, build book and there’s a scale model of both their car and a Hawk Red Arrows plane. The car will feature the same 600hp, 650Nm V12 engine power as the Vanquish S. 

Only 10 of these cars will be produced and the final car is to be gifted to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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