Special Edition Aston Martin Vantage S Marks 80 Years of the Spitfire
During World War II, the Spitfire fighter plane played a crucial part in defending the UK. In being the pivotal engineering achievement that it was, Aston Martin wanted to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a special, limited edition Vantage S that follows in the same engineering prowess. According to Top Gear, the Spitfire 80 will be an eight-model run of the V12 Vantage S painted Duxford Green. This name celebrates the RAF base where the first Spitfire squadron was stationed. It also gets a yellow pinstripe to mimic the look of the aircraft. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Q
It's more than just a paint job, though. Duxford's Aircraft Restoration Company hand-built many of the components in the car. This includes the tailpipe finishers, which supposedly have a "rainbow bloom effect to match the Spitfire exhaust." The interior includes embroidered headrests and the RAF roundel worked into the dashboard design.
Even vehicle delivery is special. It will take place at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford and include a special program featuring a talk from a vintage pilot, armored vehicle drive, and private display from a Mk 1 Spitfire. This can all be yours for about $238,000 dollars. A percentage of that money will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
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