It doesn’t get more British than this – Aston Martin have teamed up with the mighty Red Arrows!
Q by Aston, Aston Martins bespoke customisation service are to produce what you see above. A Red Arrow themed Vanquish S, featuring a 5.9 litre 592bhp V12 that reaches 60mph in 3.9 seconds and going on to 201mph.
So what does the Red Arrows edition come with?
Each car will come in the Red Arrows trademark Eclat Red, the same colour as used by the Red Arrows Hawk jets. The roof features a ‘charge’ pattern, inspired by the shape the explosive charges set out on the Hawks cockpit – used when the pilot has to eject. Aston Martin have confirmed the Vanquish S won’t feature an ejector seat unfortunately!
Down the sides of the Vanquish sees hints of white and blue, representing the Red Arrows trademark smoke trails used in their displays.
Inside is inspired by the flight suits worn by the pilots, featuring pinewood green upholstery.
The rear features 2 storage areas, as you see above – with included matching his and hers racing helmets. These come as part of a set that also includes flight suits, bespoke luggage, a book that details the project and scale models of the car and Red Arrows Hawk jet.
The Red Arrows fly in a formation of nine aircraft, so sees fitting that only 9 cars will be produced – an additional 10th will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund, which is a charity established to help support former service men/women and their families.