To celebrate 60 years of making beautifully elegant British cars, Aston Martin is releasing six limited edition ‘Works 60th Anniversary’ models that will reflect the evolution of its design principles.
There is just one car for every decade of the marque’s history, and each one is based on the Vanquish, either in the Coupe or Volante style. The cars therefore have a 6 litre V12 petrol engine, Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox, and the ability to get from 0 to 60MPH in just 3.6 seconds, not to mention that beautifully sleek body.
The real differences are added by the marque’s bespoke personalisation service: Q by Aston Martin, which has used pistons taken from actual Aston Martin cars created during each decade to create unique rotary controls on the centre console of each limited edition model. As carbuzz.com points out, however, “engines these pistons came from were taken apart for other reasons, usually rebuilds, so you don’t have to worry about an old DB5 being ripped apart just to make an A/C control knob.” Phew! If you’re curious, the pistons for the cars came from the following models:
1955-1965: DB 2/4 Mk II saloon
1975-1985: V8 Coupe
1985-1995: V8 Vantage X-pack
1995-2005: V8 Vantage supercharged
2005-2015: Original Vanquish
Other interior features include sill plaques depicting the commemorative era of the car and the Works Anniversary logo, optional yellow contrast stitching, white/black duotone seat centre panels and heavy weave carbon fibre.
On the outside, apart from the incredibly smug look on the driver’s face, you’ll be able to spot these 6 Vanquishes by several distinguishing exterior features. The cars’ exclusive body paint is highlighted with gold side strakes and, perhaps more controversially, gold wheels. These lend a completely unique look to the cars and we’d love to hear what you think of them – why not leave us a comment below?
If you’d like to experience some of the eternal Aston Martin glamour for yourself, why not hire one of our Aston Martins and take it for a spin, 007 style? To learn about our cars, or the experience vouchers we offer, visit our main website.