Aston Martin Vantage Red Bull Racing Editions launched

Aston Martin Vantage Red Bull Racing Editions launched

Bespoke models come in V8 and V12 form and are signed by either Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen

The Aston Martin Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition has been launched to celebrate the innovation partnership that will spawn the AM-RB 001 hypercar.

Available with V8 and V12 Vantages, the cars are finished in Red Bull Racing’s Mariana Blue paint as standard, although gloss Tungsten Silver and satin Mariana Blue are available as an option. There are red accents and yellow brake calipers, mimicking the Formula 1 team’s livery.

The car’s front splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes are all made of carbonfibre.

Inside, the trend continues with headrests that bear Red Bull Racing embroidery, carbonfibre trim, Diamond-quilted leather seats and an Alcantara sterering wheel.

No mechanical changes have been made to the cars, so the V8 model gets a 430bhp 4.7-litre unit and the V12 a 5.9-litre engine with 565bhp.

Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, are called upon to sign the inspection plates of cars if a buyer requests for one to do so.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “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.

“With the 2017 Formula One championship set to begin soon, I hope that the purchase of these models will bring the racing season that little bit closer for those lucky few customers who can’t wait for it to begin.”

Aston Martin isn’t disclosing how much each model will cost and instead is asking interested customers to contact dealers for a price. The regular V8 and V12 models cost £94,95 and £138,000 respectively, so expect the Red Bull Edition – of which just 20-30 units are expected to be to produced – to have quite substantial increases over both of those prices.

Source: Autocar Online

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