With the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship set to kick off on 26 March, Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range, namely, the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions.
Styled by the brand’s in-house personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin, the bespoke models have been created to celebrate the two companies’ ‘Innovation Partnership’ that will beget the AM-RB 001 hypercar.
Taking inspiration from Red Bull Racing’s race livery, the cars are finished in a deep “Mariana Blue” paint colour as standard, with “Tungsten Silver” or satin Mariana Blue exteriors also coming as an option.
Other race-inspired details include a carbon-fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes, while red infills on the carbon-fibre grille and yellow calipers complete the colour scheme.
Inside, sporting features include Red Bull Racing headrest embroidery, carbon-fibre trim inlays and a colour-coded leather-clad steering wheel complete with 12 o’clock accent stripe.
The signatures of Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen also feature on both the sill and inspection plaques.
“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,” says Aston Martin boss, Dr. Andy Palmer.
Source: Aston Martin