V8 Vantage S Derivatives
Aston Martin Cambridge created a limited edition Blades versions of the V8 Vantage S and five cars were built. The official press release is below:
ASTON MARTIN CAMBRIDGE CREATES LIMITED EDITION SPORTS CAR
Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a limited edition collection of five V8 Vantage S ‘Blades Edition’ models, which are now available for reservation.
One of the most striking coupes on the road, the Aston Martin Cambridge V8 Vantage S ‘Blades Edition’ comes with its own unique identifier linking it directly with one of The Blades aircraft. Owners of this special edition will be treated to a full day of activities with The Blades aerobatic display team as part of the handover experience.
Representing the best of British, The Blades and the Aston Martin brand signifies precision, endurance and craftsmanship – making for a great collaboration. Gearing up for an exciting driving experience day, The Blades will offer a variety of adrenaline adventures designed to thrill the new owners and celebrate the car’s thoroughbred status.
Based on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Coupe, the ‘Blades Edition’ model is powered by the lightweight, compact 4.7litre engine, which delivers a broad spread of effortless, exploitable performance. Mounted low and as far back in the chassis as possible the Vantage’s centre of gravity is close to the road for supreme balance and handling. Producing 426PS of peak power and 470Nm of torque, the V8 Vantage sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds.
A sporting exterior, honed by over 100 years of Aston Martin design expertise, is matched by an interior of cosseting comfort. The finest materials are used to create a driver and passenger environment of exquisite finesse, all created by expert craftsman.
With the timeless beauty expected from the V8 Vantage, the Aston Martin Cambridge ‘Blades Edition’ has been tailored by Q by Aston Martin, the luxury carmaker’s personalisation division. On the exterior, the car features Jet Black painted rear lamp infills, roof panel and rear decklid dropdown contrasted with Gulf Orange brake calipers and a carbon fibre front grille. Satin Black painted forged 10 spoke lightweight wheels with satin carbon fibre wheel centre caps complete the look.
Internally, The Blades’ styling is reflected with Jaffa Orange leather detailing in the carpet, shift paddles and seats.
Acknowledging the link between Aston Martin Cambridge and The Blades, the car features propeller detail etching in the centre AMi Toggle; ‘The Blades’ logo embroidered on the front seat headrests; the passenger airbag embroidered with its unique aircraft identification code; a matching car cover made from parachute silk; and a leather photo album documenting the car from concept through to creation.
A day to remember
On the day of collection, the new owners along with three guests will each receive VIP treatment by Aston Martin Cambridge and The Blades at Sywell Aerodrome. This includes a driving experience in their new car with an Aston Martin professional driver, an aerobatic flight experience with The Blades, and a helicopter hovering lesson, before finishing the day with a world-class performance from the world’s only aerobatic airline.
Available from Aston Martin Cambridge, the five limited edition models are priced at £119,950 on the road. For those who want to feel closer to the racer within, a seven-speed Sportshift II paddle shift transmission offers incredibly fast gear changes and is available for an additional £5,000.
For further information about the Aston Martin Cambridge V8 Vantage S ‘Blades Edition’, visit http://www.jardinemotors.co.uk/aston-martin/ or go to Aston Martin, 142 High Street Harston, Cambridge, CB22 7TN, or call (01223) 964851.