Aston Martin has announced the limited edition Vanquish S inspired by the Royal Air Force’s world-famous aerobatic team. The Vanquish S Red Arrows edition was commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge and created by the brand’s bespoke specialists, Q by Aston Martin.
The model was announced at the official handover of the former RAF facility in St Athan, South Wales, which is set to become Aston’s Martin’s second UK manufacturing site.
The Vanquish S Red Arrows edition is the third Q by Aston Martin commission by Aston Martin Cambridge and follows the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 edition and the Vantage S Blades Edition.
The production run will be limited to just ten vehicles, nine of which will be available to purchase. This echoes the nine-aircraft formation made famous by the Red Arrows.
The tenth car will be raffled off by the RAF Benevolent Fund in support of former servicemen and women and their families. Raffle tickets are £20 and you can sign up for an email alert to notify you when the raffle goes live.
The Vanquish S Red Arrows edition is finished in Eclat Red, in homage to the livery of the Red Arrows since 1965. ‘Eclat’ – ‘brilliant display’ – is the Red Arrows’ motto. The look is completed by white and blue detailing along with Union Jack enamel wing badges.
Inside, the green contrast colour is inspired by the traditional RAF flight suit.Interior details take their cue from both the Red Arrows and the RAF. The pinewood green contrast colour is inspired by the RAF’s classic flight suit, and green webbing is also used for the seat belts.
A Red Arrows logo – nine aircraft in diamond formation – is embroidered on the seat backs and also features on the sill and engine inspection plaques. These will be signed (one through ten) by the corresponding Red Arrows pilot.
Ditching the rear seats available in a regular Vanquish, the rear of the cabin houses twin racing helmets which are finished in the livery of the Red Arrows.
Owners of the Vanquish S Red Arrows edition will each receive a 1:18 model of their car and the BAE Systems Hawk aircraft used by the Red Arrows since 1979, as well as a car cover and a Build Book.
The Vanquish S Red Arrows editions are available to purchase at Aston Martin Cambridge.