Celebrating its 100th Anniversary on the 15th of January, Aston Martin has come up with the exclusive “Centenary Edition”, first featured on the Centenary Edition Vanquish, itself one of a set that will be adorned with this exclusive treatment. The rest of the range that is the V8 Vantage, DB9 and Rapide will also get it; each built to a limited number of 100 examples.
Each car features a bespoke exterior styling with a graduated paint finish, solid sterling silver Aston Martin wings badge with a tailored “trans flux” enamel inlay and a special Aston Martin hallmark
The special interior is highlighted by the use Deep Soft Black leather treatment, previously available only in the One-77. The black leathery work is contrasted with silver stitching, with special threaded silver embroidery of the Aston Martin wings on the head restraints and solid sterling silver sill plaques individually numbered with an Aston Martin hallmark.
The special Centenary Edition paint job adds an additional 18 hours to the already painstaking 50 hours of process to finish to complete the standard colors, where the unique graduating finish is meticulously built by adding special “tinters” to create the darker inner color.
Aston Martin CEO, Ulrich Bez said: “Clearly the centenary of Aston Martin is a great occasion for our business, our customers and our fans around the world. It is only right then, that we have developed these exclusive Centenary Edition model which will surely become highly desirable and sought-after.”
Each Centenary Edition models will have a unique presentation box containing exclusive gifts to mark the first century of the company. These include two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches made from leather matching the cars’ interior trim, solid silver cufflinks with Aston Martin scripts, solid silver Rollerball pen and Bang & Olufsen headphones. It will also include a silver polishing cloth to help owners ensure the silver centenary wings badges and sill plaques can keep their luster.
Some specification details will vary market by market, but all cars will be painstakingly handcrafted at Aston Martin’s global HQs and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Gaydon.