V8 Vantage S Dragon 88
V8 Vantage S Dragon 88

V8 Vantage S Dragon 88


Announced at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the V8 Vantage S Dragon 88, alongside the other DBS and Virage variants was Aston Martins attempt to especially tempt the large and important Chinese market with a dramatic and exclusive limited edition. The dragon is a reference to the Chinese year of the Dragon which began on the 23rd January 2012. As the mightiest of all Chinese zodiac signs, the dragon is a symbol of intense power strength, health and harmony. In Chinese culture, the number “8” is associated with good luck and prosperity; the number “88” with two “8”s combined it is an even more fortunate number. The 88 cars split across the three model variants were only made available to the Chinese market.

V8 Vantage S Dragon 88

The specs for the V8 Vantage S Dragon 88 were as follows

•2012MY V8 Vantage S, LHD, Sportshift 2 transmission
•Amethyst Red, Volcano Red or Champagne Gold coachwork
•Bright grille with Magnum Silver bonnet mesh
•24-Carat Gold Plated Aston Martin Wings Badges
•10 spoke Silver painted Diamond Turned alloy wheels
•Black Brake Callipers
•Spicy Red, Deep Purple or Chancellor Red leather all with Sahara Tan stitching
•Piano Black facia with intricate gold Inlay
•Obsidian Black carpets edged in Spicy Red, Deep Purple or Chancellor Red leather
•Dragon seat embroidery, inspired by one on the “Nine-Dragon Wall” in Behai Park, Beijing
•Limited edition laser-etched sill plaque
•Optional cost equipment fitted as standard: Auto-dimming rear view mirror, alarm upgrade, second glass ECU, two leather pouches
•Leather wrapped presentation box containing the owners guide, 2 glass ECUs and a customised pair of Bang & Olufsen Earphones