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Is This the Last Naturally-aspirated V12 Aston Martin?

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“The Ultimate edition perfectly captures the spirit of Vanquish and is sure to be sought after by collectors around the world.”Christian Marti, VP & Chief Sales Officer, Aston Martin
To celebrate the final phase of Aston Martin Vanquish produciton, Aston Martin has created a special model to bid it farewell: the Vanquish S Ultimate. Experts predict that the next generation Vanquish will be powered by a turbocharged V12, rather than the traditional naturally-aspirated version. Like the regular Vanquish S, the Ultimate edition is powered by Aston’s naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12. With 595 bhp. An 8-speed Touchtronic III automatic transmission gives an impressive combination of response and refinement, while 3-stage adaptive damping and carbon ceramic brakes complete a package born to deliver one of the great modern driving experiences.

Limited to just 175 cars worldwide, the Ultimate edition is available in Coupe or Volante form and is available in a choice of three exterior colours which have been thoughtfully crafted by the Aston Martin design team. In addition to the specially created colour and trim packages there are a suite of details that are also unique to the Vanquish S Ultimate. These include carbon fibre side strakes featuring rose gold ‘Ultimate‘ decals, carbon fibre treadplates and an ‘Ultimate’ sill plaque, a special stitched quilting design on the seats, plus ‘Ultimate’ headrest embroidery.

“With the Ultimate Edition we have accentuated the Vanquish S’s unique blend of tradition, technology and craftsmanship with a selection of three bold exterior paint schemes and hugely appealing interior packages that make creative use of exciting materials,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer. “Our design team has created three unique themes which unite an exterior and interior package, but we have been careful to ensure each exterior colour and interior theme work well together to offer our customers maximum choice”.

The first of these Designer Themes is a monochrome design that mates Ultimate Black paintwork – a nod to the first generation Vanquish S Ultimate Edition, for which this colour was first created – with Copper Bronze graphics around the front air intake, along the side sills and on the rear diffuser. Detailing includes black exhaust tailpipes, brake calipers, window trims and 5-spoke wheels, plus extensive use of carbon fibre for the bonnet louvres, front grille and side strakes. The interior features Obsidian Black leather with Chestnut Tan accents and stitching and carbon fibre twill facia.

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The second Designer Theme takes inspiration from the look and materials used in technical sportswear. The striking combination of Xenon Grey paint and contrasting Cobalt Blue graphics combine perfectly with the Ultimate’s carbon fibre and black trim. Yellow brake calipers provide further contrast behind gloss black 5-spoke alloys. The same family of exterior hues continue to the interior, where Electron Yellow accents and Spectral Blue stitching stand out against the Phantom Grey leather upholstery.

The third of the Designer Themes consists of cool White Gold paintwork and warm Bronze graphics working brilliantly with gloss black and carbon fibre exterior detailing. Chestnut Tan leather with Obsidian Black accents puts a contemporary twist on a traditional colour combination, while the spectacular cuprum carbon fibre facia is a visual delight.

In addition to the Designer Themes, customers can elect to combine any exterior scheme and interior package as a no-cost option.

“Since the Vanquish was first introduced it immediately established itself as the pinnacle of our series production range,” said Christian Marti, Aston Martin VP & Chief Sales Officer. “It has since evolved into a truly formidable machine. As the much-loved and highly-acclaimed Vanquish S nears the end of production, we wanted to celebrate its success with a limited run of very special cars. The Ultimate edition perfectly captures the spirit of Vanquish and is sure to be sought after by collectors around the world.”

The car will not be made available in North America but is being priced at £211,995 (UK) / €278,995 (Germany) for the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition Coupe, and £223,995 (UK) / €293,995 (Germany) for the Volante. The car can be ordered now with expected delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

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