Taking inspiration from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Aerobatic Team, Red Arrows, Q by Aston Martin has produced ten unique examples of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows edition. Commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, this unique development not only celebrates the RAF but also demonstrates the unique relationship between Q by Aston Martin and its global partnership network.
Finished in Eclat Red, the bright paintjob mirrors the Red Arrow’s livery and referencing the word “Eclat” to the Red Arrow’s motto. Some unique exterior touches include the blue and white pin stripes around that mimics the ‘smoke trail’ of fighter jets, exposed carbon fibre roof panel with inlaid ‘charge’ pattern visually similar to the canopy design of a fast jet, Union Jack enamel wing badges, and a titanium exhaust system.
RAF-inspired details continue to find its way to the interior of the two-seater configuration Vanquish S. The Pinewood Green upholstery gives a nod to the design of the classic flight suit, while all ten cars get Red Arrows emblem embroidery at the seat backs along with unique sill and engine inscription plaques. The plaques will be signed by the equivalent Red Arrow pilot number in the squadron too.
Besides that, each Vanquish S Red Arrows owner will receive a set of bespoke accessories inclusive of racing helmets, racing suits, bespoke embroidered bomber jackets and a Vanquish S bespoke luggage set, together with a highly-detailed die-cast 1:18 model of their car and the Hawk aircraft, a specially designed car cover and Build Book.
No changes were made to the 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 that outputs 592 hp and 630 Nm of torque. Transmission of choice is a “Touchtronic III” eight-speed automatic. Century sprint time is clocked in 3.5 seconds onwards to a top speed of 323 km/h.
Examples one through nine will be sold exclusively at Aston Martin Cambridge while the tenth car will be gifted to RAF Benevolent Fund, the charity established to provide support to former servicemen and women and their families.