Aston Martin has announced a limited edition version of the current Vanquish Coupe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its Newport Pagnell factory in Milton Keynes.
Just six Aston Martin Works 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanquish cars will be built, the first design of which has been revealed. Each car will be ‘subtly different’ and ‘tailored to reflect one of the six decades being celebrated’.
The first celebrates the 1955 to 1965 in the form of the DB2/4 Mk II saloon, 1965 to 1975 the DB5, 1975 to 1985 the V8 Coupe, 1985 to 1995 the V8 Vantage X-pack, 1995 to 2005 the V8 Vantage supercharged and 2005 to 2015 the original Vanquish.
Inside the car are bespoke rotaries around the dashboard controls, each one cast from metal that in its former life was a piston in the aforementioned cars of each decade. There are also unique interior trims, external paintjobs and distinctive Anniversary Yellow side strakes to differentiate the limited edition version from the standard car.
General manager of Aston Martin’s VIP and Q personalisation service Dr Matthew Bennett said: “The colours of these six unique cars have been very carefully chosen to reflect and celebrate the progress of Aston Martin Works over those six decades.”
“Celebrating the past, but pointing very much toward a bright and exciting future, too, these Vanquish models will, I’m sure, very quickly become a notable feature of the brand’s history at Newport Pagnell,” he added.
The ultra-rare car is powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 in the standard Vanquish, which means 565bhp and 620Nm of torque at its disposal. 0 to 62mph takes 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is 200mph.
Prices are available on application so best give Aston Martin a ring and be mentally prepared to dig deep if you want one. The rare Carbon Edition is, after all, £199,995. The 60th anniversary model is likely to be at least as expensive.
In related news, Aston Martin design boss Marek Reichman broke the news that the DB10 seen in the new James Bond movie, Spectre, will not go on sale. Sad times.