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Aston Martin Vantage S Spitfire 80 celebrates British aircraft greatness

Aston Martin Cambridge has announced a special edition version of its Vantage S that pays tribute to the Spitfire airplane that dominated the skies during World War 2.

The Aston Martin Vantage S ‘Spitfire 80’ comes in a special ‘Duxford Green’ – named after the British airbase where the first Spitfire squadron was stationed. A contrasting yellow from the planes also features in the form of a stripe on the doors and around the front bumper air intake.

Inside, the special edition Aston has been treated to an interior by Aston’s Q branch in the form of an RAF roundel in the central dashboard and specially embroidered logos on the seat headrests. There is also an aluminium bar in the cabin that mimics the rear strut bar in the plane.

Aston Martin has also added a different set of tailpipe finishers, which are said to feature a ‘rainbow bloom’ finish and are handbuilt by the Duxford Aircraft Restoration Company.

Buyers can specify a few extras to help make them feel like they are piloting the legendary plane, which played a huge role in World War 2, including googles, flying helmet, a special Spitfire 80 Irvin Jacket and a themed car cover.

Last but not least is an embossed owner’s manual and a leather photo album of the handover of the car, which will obviously be unique to each driver.

As for the engine, it’s the same story as in the Vantage S so expect a 5.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12 with 565bhp, 205mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds.

Just 8 cars will be built and all will go for £180,000, making the Spitfire element cost £39,505 more than a standard Vantage S.

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