We now know that in addition to the 50 Ultimate Editions made, AM built three UAE’s (standing for the United Arab Emirates) in a colour more suitable for the intense sunlight of the Middle East. Each car has special sill plates signifying that the car was one of a limited run of just three – this doesn’t actually explain why there were four white painted cars on the line BTW. I believe the interior specification of the UAE is the similar to the UE with black semi-aniline leather, but with course white stitching, 2+0 seating and platinum steering wheel inserts. As ever, I’ll find out eventually, always do!
V12 Vanquish S Ultimate UAE
In mid June 2007, during my very final visit to Newport Pagnell to see the V12 Vanquish production before the factory closed, I spotted four Morning Frost Vanquishes on the line amongst the black Ultimate Editions, three LHD and one RHD. At the time, no-one could tell me exactly what they were but it was obvious from various stickers that some were destined for the Middle East.