Vantage Heritage Racing Edition
Vantage Heritage Racing Edition

Vantage Heritage Racing Edition

(2019) 2020 Model Year Q by Aston Martin

Launched at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Heritage Racing Edition was a collection of six special colour schemes from the Aston Martin back catalogue. It was no coincidence that 2019 was the 60th anniversary of Aston Martin winning the World Sports Car Championship at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. One of each type was showcased at Goodwood, some remained unique, other did attract costumers and cars were sold into many different markets. Seeing a Vantage Heritage Edition would therefore be a very special treat.

Vantage Heritage Racing Edition

The Heritage Edition cars were the first AM6 Vantage to wear the racing aero kit, comprising of carbon fibre rear wing, dive planes and extended front splitter to increase downforce by 194 kg at 190 mph.

The standard UK price for the car started at £174,000 but certain liveries require a royalty payment which pushed them higher. The DBR9 Gulf car is the most expensive at £189,000. The edition was limited to 60 cars overall and it is believed the DBR9 was the most popular. Aston Martin Heritage Trust believes that the AMR1 and Razor Blade cars remain unique.

AMR1 (1989)

The AMR1 Heritage Car is finished in Club Sport White with Union Jack graphics, front to back centre stripe in blue with Mobil 1 style logos. The AMR1 was announced in August 1987 and the successor to the Nimrod, a joint venture between Aston Martin and Ecurie Ecosse and built to FISA Group C regulations. The car was powered by a 4-valve per cylinder mid-mounted V8 engine and had an advanced kevlar/carbon-fibre monocoque chassis.

White AM6 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage AM6 Heritage Racing Edition in AMR1 colours.

Razor Blade (1923)

Developed by Bamford and Martin to be the first car to exceed 100 mph, it been subsequently claimed that the Razor Blade is indeed the narrowest racing car in the world. The Razor Blade car was finished in Spirit Silver with green graphics, which emulate the polished body and green painted chassis of the original 1923 car.

Silver AM6 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) Heritage Racing Edition – Razor Blade

Ulster (1934-35)

The Ulster team cars of 1934 and 1935and 5 in their striking Italian Racing Red paint, paid homage to one of Aston Martin’s most influential car designers – the Italian, Augustus Ceasare Bertelli. Bertelli’s cars saw much success, coming 3rd overall at Le Mans, winning its class, and finishing 4th in the RAC Tourist Trophy race. The cars are widely regarded as the pinnacle of pre-war racing cars. The Heritage Racing Edition cars were painted in Suffolk Red with white graphics and ‘Aston Martin’ written on the side gills in a delightful hand painted script as used before the second world war.

Red AM6 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) Heritage Racing Edition – Ulster

DB3S (1953-56)

The Works DB3S was undoubtedly the quintessential 1950s sports racer and raced in period by by Stirling Moss, Carrol Shelby, Roy Salvadori, Reg Parnell, Peter Colins and many many more. The Heritage Edition car was finished in traditional Almond Green with contrasting yellow graphics and lipstick.

Green AM6 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) Heritage Racing Edition – DB3S

DBR9 (1995-1998)

Getting more up to date with the famous Works DBR9 in Gulf livery, a highlight of Le Mans during the late 2000s. Successful in both 2007 and 2008 in the GT1 class, the car never looked better than in the iconic Gulf livery. The Heritage Racing edition cars were finished in Porsche Gulf Blue with contrasting orange graphics, lipstick and front to back centre stripe.

Gulf Blue AM6 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) Heritage Racing Edition – DBR9

Vantage GTE (AM6) (2018-2021)

The road car equivalent of the then current Works GTE cars finished in the AMR livery of Lime Essence with Stirling Green front to back centre stripe and orange graphics. Together with the standard fit aero package, the car closely follows the race car look.

Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) Heritage Racing Edition – GTE