Vanquish S Red Arrows Special Edition
Vanquish S Red Arrows Special Edition

Vanquish S Red Arrows Special Edition

(2017) 2018MY

Following on from the V8 Vantage Blades Edition and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 Edition, Aston Martin Cambridge introduced an even more dramatic follow up car. Bringing together two of the most iconic marquees in British history through the creation of ten ‘Vanquish S Red Arrows’ models, it is a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and was also used to raise funds for a Service charity.

Whilst nine cars were produced for sale, a tenth was  being offered as a prize in a raffle on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Vanquish S Red Arrows Special Edition

The car was a result of a collaboration between Q by Aston Martin, the Royal Air Force and Aston Martin Cambridge with approval from Ministry of Defence, resulted in one of the most exclusive Aston Martins ever built. Announced during the 2017 hand-over of the new Aston Martin facility at St Athan in South Wales, the first example was a a wrapped early Vanquish S factory demo. Production  cars followed a few months later.

The models are packed with customised details highlighting the partnership between two world famous brands and showcasing UK engineering excellence, precision and innovation. 

The ten ‘Vanquish S Red Arrows’ models echo the look and performance of the aircraft marque. The car has been created in a special, Éclat Red pearlescent colour to match the Hawk aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Each car was uniquely paired with a Red Arrows jet, including the matching military serial numbers throughout the car.​

The model boasted specially designed features, including:

  • Éclat Red pearlescent colour
  • Obsidian Black leather with Pinewood Green stitching
  • ‘Diamond Nine’ embroidery on headrests in Obsidian black with olive green inserts matching ejection seat fabric colours in the Red Arrows Hawk
  • 2 + 0 Seating Arrangement
  • Audio on/off system switches made from recycled Red Arrows Hawk parts
  • Hawk serial number embroidery on passenger airbag
  • The Red Arrows squadron crest lacquered into the screen veneer in a monochrome finish
  • Carbon fibre roof panel, side strakes, door handles, Door Mirror Caps

Completing the aviation theme, the Aston Martin Cambridge ‘Vanquish S Red Arrows’ came with a range of accessories, including:

  • Two custom Red Arrows-inspired racing suits (one in red for the driver which represents the one the pilot wears, and another in blue, for the passenger, as a nod to the engineers who fly in the back seats of the Hawks on transit flights)
  • Two custom Red Arrows racing helmets
  • Two Red Arrows leather jackets as commissioned and worn by the team
  • A themed car cover
  • An embossed owners’ manual
  • A unique leather photo album featuring high quality images of the car