Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate edition to give V12 GT a fitting send-off

Aston Martin announces the Ultimate edition run-out version of the Vanquish S before the flagship GT is replaced.

Aston Martin will produce a final-run of Vanquish S Ultimate edition cars signalling the end for the current Vanquish. 175 Ultimate edition, coupes or Volantes, will roll off the Gaydon production line due for delivery in 2018.

The Vanquish S Ultimate Edition coupe is priced at £211,995, the Volante a bit dearer at £223,995. The special models will round-off production of the second generation Vanquish, marking the end of the naturally-aspirated era at Aston Martin.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

> Click here for our Aston Martin Vanquish S review

Three separate Ultimate edition packages pair exterior finishes with interior trims in distinctly different combinations. All cars come with a unique ‘Ultimate’ quilting design and headrest embroidery, Carbonfibre side strakes, carbonfibre treadplates and an Ultimate sill plaque.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The first of the three trim packages features copper-coloured bordering to define the front air intake, side sills and sculpted rear diffuser to contrast with the black body work. Black exhaust tips, brake calipers and window-trims also feature, while the carbonfibre grille, side strakes and bonnet louvres blend discreetly into the dark ensemble. Inside, the Kestrel Tan-stitched, black leather seats face towards the carbon trimmed fascia.

Less covert is the sportswear inspired trim theme that adds flecks of Cobalt Blue to the Zenon Grey body colour. Yellow-painted brake calipers also hide behind five-spoke alloy wheels while yellow accents, blue stitching and grey leather upholstery create a diverse palette of colours in the cabin.

The last design scheme puts bronze and black gloss graphics and carbonfibre against a White Gold body. The interior is punctuated by black accents while a unique cuprum carbonfibre finish trims the centre console. Should you want to mix and match one exterior package with a different interior finish, Aston Martin will accommodate.

The naturally-aspirated V12 powerplant is untouched on the Ultimate edition cars. As ever, it sends 595bhp via an 8-speed automatic transmission to the rear-axle. Tasked with hauling the GT down from it’s 201mph top speed are vented-carbon rotors, 398mm up front and 360mm out back. Execute a clean getaway and the Vanquish will surge to 62mph in 3.5sec, helped by 465lb ft of torque from the 6-litre motor at 5500rpm.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/aston-martin/vanquish/22931/aston-martin-vanquish-zagato-review
Aston Martin Vanquish coupe

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato review

24 Jul 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/lamborghini/202829/tecnomar-launches-4000hp-v12-lamborghini-yacht
Lamborghini

Tecnomar launches 4000hp V12 Lamborghini yacht

The V12-powered yacht is Tecnomar’s most capable offering yet, and takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s most recent models
30 Jun 2020
Visit/lamborghini/202866/lamborghini-sian-roadster-revealed-with-808bhp-electrified-v12
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sián Roadster revealed with 808bhp electrified V12

The supercapacitor-equipped Lamborghini Sián has ditched its roof with a new roadster variant
8 Jul 2020
Visit/news/21596/ares-panther-progettouno-reborn-de-tomaso-pantera-hits-the-road
News

Ares Panther ProgettoUno – reborn De Tomaso Pantera hits the road

5.2-litre V10 and pop-up headlights for Dany Bahar’s reimagined supercar
9 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/s-class/22543/new-2020-mercedes-s-class-interior-tech-detailed
Mercedes S-Class

New ​2020 Mercedes S-class interior tech detailed 

Mercedes-Benz reveals tech offerings of the next S-class, ahead of its launch later this year
9 Jul 2020