All Aston Martins are special, but some Aston Martins are more special than others, and the recently revealed Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition is definitely such a model. It's the latest of the British luxury manufacturer's bespoke ‘Q' creations, and this one is a very limited ten-unit run of the Vanquish S that has been inspired by the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows aerobatic display team.
These ten examples have been commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, and the tenth car of the run is being gifted to the RAF Benevolent Fund. Each of the cars feature special design elements, hand-crafted interiors and graphics drawing on the visual language of aviation and the incredible skill and agility of the globally acclaimed official aerobatic unit of the RAF.
Each car is finished in the striking Eclat Red colour, beautifully copying the familiar livery of the team's Hawk jets and referencing the word 'Eclat,' which is the Red Arrows' motto. Both the bodywork and interior are enhanced from the regular Vanquish S with a number of subtle design elements, including white and blue carbon livery and a white 'smoke trail' feature on the side strake of the cars. Other interesting and unique features include a carbon fiber roof panel with an inlaid 'charge' pattern designed to copy the canopy design of a fast jet, while the exterior package is nicely finished off with Union Jack enamel wing badges and a titanium exhaust.
There are many unique interior design cues, but among the most interesting are the Red Arrows emblems of nine aircraft in classic 'diamond' formation that have been embroidered into the seat backs, and the unique sill and engine inspection plaques that have been individually signed, 1 through 10, by the equivalent number pilot from the Red Arrows squadron.
Each owner of one of these Q by Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows models will also receive entirely bespoke accessories, such as racing helmets, racing suits, appropriately embroidered bomber jackets, a Vanquish S bespoke luggage set, and even highly-detailed die-cast 1:18 models of their cars and the Hawk jet.