With the 2017 Formula 1 set to kick-off on 26 March, Aston Martin has decided to celebrate its ongoing partnership with Red Bull Racing by unveiling its latest additions to the Vantage range, dubbed the Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions.
These limited edition Vantage have been created by the marque’s in-house personalisation service; Q by Aston Martin and will be delivered to customers from the second quarter of this year.
Available in either Aston Martin’s V8 or V12 naturally aspirated power units, no mechanical changes have been made to the cars, so the V8 model gets a 430bhp 4.7-litre unit while the V12 a 5.9-litre engine produces 565bhp.
Taking inspiration from Red Bull Racing’s distinctive race livery, owners will be treated to a deep Mariana Blue paint finish as standard. For those wanting a slight twist, gloss Tungsten Silver or satin Mariana Blue exteriors are also available as an option.
Complementing Aston Martin’s signature paint finish is a race-inspired carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Red infills on the carbon fibre grille and yellow calipers complete the iconic colour scheme.
Inside, customers can expect further sporting features, including Red Bull Racing headrest embroidery, carbon fibre trim inlays, diamond-quilting and an alcantara steering wheel complete with 12 o’clock accent stripe.
Customers may also opt for their sill and final inspection plaques to be signed by any of the Red Bull Racing’s F1 drivers, Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen.
Aston Martin President & CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said, “Motorsport is and will always be a key part of Aston Martin’s DNA and both the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions bring that ethos straight to our customers. With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship set to begin soon, I hope that the purchase of these models will bring the racing season that little bit closer for those lucky few customers who can’t wait for it to begin”.
Aston Martin didn’t disclose the price tag but suggests customers enquire directly with their local dealership to find out how much it costs.