Vanquish Centenary Edition
Vanquish Centenary Edition

Vanquish Centenary Edition

(2013)

Especially created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the marque, the Centenary Vanquish was the first of a series of Aston Martins created for the celebration. The first example was on display for the press at the unveiling of the plaque at Henniker Mews, London,  on the actual day marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of Bamford and Martin, 15th January 2013. It subsequently was shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show the following March.

Vanquish Centenary Edition

 One of the most striking feature of the Centenary Edition Vanquish is the use of unique ‘graduated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with inner Meteorite Silver contrast from the front to the back of the car. The unique gradiated paint scheme is achieved by a meticulous process that adds an additional 18 man hours to the painting of the car. The darker inner colour is applied to the panels with a special “mini–jet” spray gun and once applied, the panel is then sanded using a very fine abrasive pad and a fresh coat of lacquer is applied. The panel is then finally sanded and polished to ensure that the line between the light and dark colours is totally smooth to even the lightest touch.

All the Centenary editions receive bespoke sterling silver AM wings badges to a new design featuring additional rays within the wings visible through the transparent enamel. Individually numbered sill plaques of sterling silver with an Aston Martin hallmark are also fitted.

The interior is finished in Deep-soft Obsidian Black Leather, previously only available of the One-77. It is similar to semi-aniline hide but goes through a more labour-intensive and exclusive process and dried naturally compared to normal semi-aniline that is forced dried. This makes the leather much softer and richer in its feel.

Detailed specification of the Centenary Vanquish is as follows:-

  • 2014MY Vanquish
  • ‘Graduated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with Meteorite Silver across bonnet and boot lid
  • Also available as single tone Skyfall Silver or single tone Meteorite Silver
  • Also available in single tone Lightning Silver (Middle East),  single tone Dana Point White (China) and 2-tone Centenary White (Middle East)
  • 20-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels
  • Black Textured Tailpipe
  • Black Bonnet and Side Strake Meshes
  • Black Front Grille
  • Grey Brake Calipers
  • Unpainted Carbon Fibre Roof Panel
  • Deep-soft Black Obsidian Leather with silver stitching
  • Silver thread embroidery of Aston Martin wings in the headrests
  • Grey Blend Alcantara Headlining
  • Obsidian Black Carpet and Binding
  • Pure Black Alcantara Seat Accent and Door Insert
  • Black One-77 Steering Wheel with Silver Stitch
  • Carbon Fibre Paddleshift
  • Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia
  • Black Hardware Pack
  • Satin Chrome Rotary Switches
  • 1000W B&O sound system
  • Customer Presentation Box with gifts

When announced, the edition was limited to a maximum of 100 cars; it is now believed that only 73 were eventually delivered to customers worldwide.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two door body style with tailgate
    • Extruded bonded aluminium and Carbon-fibre VH body structure
    • Carbon-fibre body panels
    • Cast-magnesium door structures
    • ‘Gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with Meteorite Silver across bonnet and boot lid
    • Also available as single tone Skyfall Silver or single tone Meteorite Silver
    • Also available in single tone Lightning Silver (Middle East),  single tone Dana Point White (China) and 2-tone Centenary White (Middle East)
    • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
    • LED light blade tail-lamps
    • Exposed Carbon-fibre splitter, diffuser and sill blade
    • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Black Textured Tailpipe
    • Black Bonnet and Side Strake Meshes
    • Black Front Grille
    • Chrome side strakes
    • Carbon-fibre roof panel
    • Optional rear parking assist camera (standard in US)
  • Interior:
    • Deep-soft Black Obsidian Leather with silver stitching
    • Silver thread embroidery of Aston Martin wings in the headrests
    • Electrically operated front seats with side airbags
    • Memory front seats, with heating as standard plus exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
    • 2+0 seating configuration with flexible rear environment storage, optional 2+2 seating
    • Grey Blend Alcantara Headlining
    • Obsidian Black Carpet and Binding
    • Pure Black Alcantara Seat Accent and Door Insert
    • Black One-77 Steering Wheel with Silver Stitch
    • Carbon Fibre Paddleshift
    • Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia
    • Black Hardware Pack
    • Satin Chrome Rotary Switches
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Alarm and immobiliser
    • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Heated front seats
    • Unique sill plaque
    • Curtain side head airbag
    • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
    • Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
    • Seat belt dual-pretensioners and digressive load limiters
    • Trip computer
    • Cobra Tracking device (standard in UK only, optional elsewhere)
    • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
    • Glass ECU, second glass ECU optional
    • Heated rear screen
    • In Car Entertainment, Infotainment system (AMi) with capacitive switching
    • 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13-speaker audio system
    • Garmin satellite navigation system 2
    • 6.5” LCD Screen
    • iPod® and iPhone® integration and USB playback 4
    • Satellite radio system (USA only)
    • AM/FM radio
    • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
    • Optional 6CD auto-changer
    • Standard Auto-dimming mirror with optional garage door opener
    • Optional smokers’ pack
    • Optional alarm upgrade (Volumetric and tilt sensors)
    • Optional toolkit
    • Optional First-aid kit
    • Optional AML Touring Pack
    • Customer Presentation Box with gifts
  • Engine:
    • Front mid-mounted engine, AM11/, rear-wheel drive

    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes

    • Compression ratio 11:1

    • Dual variable camshaft timing

    • Knock-sensing

    • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers

    • 94bhp/litre at 6750 rpm

    • Maximum power 421 kW (565 bhp / 573 PS) at 6750 rp

    • Maximum torque 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5500 rpm

  • Transmission:
    • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed automatic gearbox by ZF with electronic shift-by-wire control system
    • Alloy torque tube with Carbon- fibre propeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
    • Final drive ratio 3.46:1
    • Launch control
  • Steering:
    • Steering rack with 15:1 steering ratio
    • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • Wheels and tyres:
    • 20” 20-spoke Gloss Black diamond turned alloy wheels
    • Front tyres 9J x 20” Pirelli P-Zero 255/35 ZR20
    • Rear tyres 11.5J x 20” Pirelli P-Zero 305/30 ZR20
  • Suspension:
    • Front independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
    • Rear independent double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
    • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with normal, sport and track modes
  • Brakes:
    • Front ventilated CCM brake discs 398 mm diameter with six- piston calipers
    • Rear ventilated CCM brake discs 360 mm diameter with four piston calipers
    • Carbon-fibre brake cooling ducts
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction Control (TC)
    • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
    • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
    • Grey calipers
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4692 mm, 4728 mm (including number plate plinth)
    • Width: 1912 mm (excluding door mirrors), 2067 mm (including door mirrors) 
    • Height: 1294 mm 
    • Wheelbase: 2740 mm
    • Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres
    • Weight: 1739 kg 
    • Weight Distribution: 51%/49% (Front/Rear)
  • Performance:
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds

    • Maximum speed 183 mph (295 km/h)

    • CO2 335 g/km, 2015MY on 298 g/km