V8 Vantage Centenary Edition
V8 Vantage Centenary Edition

V8 Vantage Centenary Edition

V8 Vantage and V8 Vantage S

(2013) 2013MY & 2014MY

Aston Martin announced in 2012 that several of the current sports models would be available as special Centenary editions, these are being shown to the public one model at a time. The unveiling process began in January with the Vanquish with the Rapide S following in April. The V8 Vantage Centenary Edition was never formally unveiled and has become one of the rarest production car of the Gaydon era.

V8 Vantage Centenary Edition

The Centenary cars were limited, as fitting for the occasion to a series of just 100 examples, each finished to an exacting specification. One of the most striking feature of the Centenary Edition V8 Vantage is the use of unique ‘gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with inner Meteorite Silver contrast on the bonnet 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.

Detailed specification of the Centenary V8 Vantage is as follows:-

  • 2013MY or 2014MY V8 Vantage or V8 Vantage S
  • ‘Gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with Meteorite Silver across bonnet
  • Also available as single tone Skyfall Silver or single tone Meteorite Silver
  • 20-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels
  • Black Textured Tailpipe
  • Black Bonnet and Side Strake Meshes
  • Black Front Grille
  • Grey Brake Callipers
  • 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
  • Carbon Fibre Paddleshift
  • Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia
  • Black Hardware Pack
  • Satin Chrome Rotary Switches
  • 1000W B&O sound system
  • Customer Presentation Box with gifts

So far as the Aston Martin Heritage Trust register is aware, a total of only 26 V8 Vantage Centenary Edition coupes were ever built, 13 with ‘S’ spec and 13 with ‘regular’ spec. All but three had the Sportshift II gearbox option leaving only 3 with the six speed manual gearbox. The manual V8 Vantage S Centenary Coupe is therefore unique