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Red Arrows tribute Aston Martin Vanquish S spoiling for a dog fight

10.04.2017

In celebration of Britain's Red Arrows air force aerobatics squadron, Aston Martin's in-house customisation division, Q by Aston Martin, has introduced a limited edition version of the Vanquish S.

Commissioned by an Aston Martin dealership in Cambridge and limited to just ten examples, one of which will be donated to the Royal Air Force's Benevolent Fund, the Red Arrows Edition sports a special flat red paint finish known as Eclat Red which matches the squadron's livery, carbon fibre roof with a white "charge" canopy motif, blue and white "smoke trails" down the side, enamel Union Jack front wing badges and a titanium exhaust.

The Red Arrows tribute continues inside with green seats and seat belts mimicking the colour of the flight suits worn by the pilots, head rests embroidered with the squadron's formation logo, unique door sill and engine plaque signed by the corresponding pilot, Red Arrows formation graphics on the door panels and rear deck, green stitching and a RAF-inspired steering wheel lifted from the erstwhile One-77.

In addition, the rear seats have removed in favour of a storage area containing two helmets, while a race suit, bomber jacket, bespoke luggage set, car cover and scale model car are all included.

Underneath the bonnet, the Red Arrows retains the standard Vanquish S' normally aspirated 5.9-litre V12, which produces 444 kW and 630 Nm of torque. Linked to a eight-speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox, Aston Martin claims a 0-62 mph (96 km/h) sprint of 3.5 seconds and top speed of 323 km/h.

Article written by Autodealer
10.04.2017
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