Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80


Introduction

Spitfire 80 is a unique tribute by Aston Martin Cambridge to the Supermarine Spitfire, celebrating 80 years of this magnificent aircraft and Great British Engineering. Exactly like the pioneering Supermarine Spitfire, the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 features a large capacity V12 engine mounted in a lightweight aluminium frame to achieve awe-inspiring performance with true elegance.

So it is fitting that every person who owns this extraordinary piece of engineering enjoyed an exclusive handover ceremony, held in October 2016 amidst the Airspace exhibition at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield and Europe’s premier aviation museum.

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Design

Strictly limited to eight models, the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 makes its excellence clear with unique Q by Aston Martin styling to match original Spitfire aircraft. Finished in Duxford Green Pearlescent paint, the trademark Spitfire speed yellow pinstripe accents the side strakes and deck lid, complemented by satin carbon fibre front and rear diffusers.

A badge of pure distinction, the Aston Martinwings are made from solid sterling silver with a tailored Old English White inlay, while owners may choose an original Spitfire serial number lacquered into the side strakes.


Inside the Q by Aston Martin styled cockpit, thoughtful Spitfire detailing abounds. A Raven Black ‘Spitfire 80’ logo is beautifully embroidered into the Kestral Tan leather headrests and saddle leather floor mats, with sheepskin inserts in tribute to the iconic Irvin Flying Jacket.

Completing its theme, the Spitfire 80 is delivered with bespoke accessories including a unique Irvin Flying Jacket stitched with the Spitfire 80 logo, an Irvin flying helmet and goggles, embossed owner manual and a leather photograph album documenting the handover ceremony. 

Technology

The quickest production car in Aston Martin’s history, the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 is equipped for pure performance – much like the 1936 Spitfire. Its 48-valve, 6.0 litre V12 engine delivers a breathtaking 563 bhp with a peak torque of 620Nm, effortlessly powering from 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds, up to a thundering top speed of 205mph.


A 7 Speed Sportshift III transmission derived from Aston Martin’s GT programme taps the potency of the V12 engine’s monumental power, giving seamless gear changes at high speeds with light-touch paddle shifts for maximum control. Alternatively, choose the new 7 Speed Manual for ultimate engagement with car and road. Exceptional performance is enhanced by the carbon fibre front and rear diffusers with sports exhaust, while a firm but pliant sports suspension and ultra-precise handling guarantee extraordinary cornering.

Safety

In addition to its highly effective yet discreet traction control systems, the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 boasts a full set of airbags. Typically, even the safety equipment gets its own character – the passenger airbags are embroidered with a unique Spitfire aircraft identification code. Parking sensors front and rear are standard to guard against contact, with an optional reversing camera.


Key Specification:​​

Model

  • Base Car – 2017 Model Year V12 Vantage S Coupe
  • Transmission –7 Speed Manual (manual a new option for 2017 MY)

‘Factory’ Options i.e. not bespoke

  • Brake Callipers – Yellow
  • Carbon Bonnet Louvres
  • Black Meshes
  • Gloss Black Window Surround
  • Aluminium Fuel Filler Cap
  • Assortment Pack (Reverse Camera, Front Park Assist, Glass Switches, 2nd Glass Key)
  • Contemporary Leather
  • Graphics Pack – Roof & Deck lid Dropdown – Jet Black
  • Auto Dim Mirror
  • Clear Rear Lamps
  • Black Headlight Finishers
  • Umbrella

‘Q by Aston Martin’ Options – Exterior

  • Q Special Paint – ‘Duxford Green’ Pearlescent
  • Front Diffuser – Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Rear Diffuser – Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Side Strakes – Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Speed Yellow Accent Stripe – Side Strakes into Doors to match Spitfire Leading Edge of Wing
  • Speed Yellow Accent Stripe on Deck lid Dropdown
  • Bonnet Louvres Painted in Duxford Green
  • Front Grill in Satin Carbon Painted Speed Yellow
  • Lightweight Wheels – Satin Graphite
  • Tailpipe Finishers finished with rainbow ‘bloom’ effect to match Spitfire exhaust stack (part made by Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford)
  • Aston Martin Wings Badges made from Sterling Silver with Heritage ‘Old English White’ infill
  • Colour Union Jack front wing badges
  • Spitfire Serial Numbers (customer choice) lacquered into top side of Side Strake

‘Q by Aston Martin’ Options – Interior

  • Seats – Kestral Tan stitched in Raven Black Corse Thread
  • Dashboard – Pure Black Alcantara Stitched in Kestral Tan Corse Thread
  • Carpets & Steering Wheel – Pure Black
  • Exposed Satin Carbon Fibre Door cards with ‘Release’ Graphic
  • Door Armrest Pad Assembly in Kestral Tan
  • Door Armrest Pull Strap – Red Webbing with ‘Remove Before Flight’ print
  • Interior Door Pull – Satin Black
  • Anodised Handbrake Grip – Spitfire Red
  • Anodised Centre Rotary Switch – RAF roundel with ‘Spitfire 80’ etching
  • Rear Cabin Finisher – Aluminium Strip – Hole Punched to match strut behind pilot’s head in Spitfire (part made by Aircraft Restoration Company, Duxford)
  • Structural Parts finished in ‘Cockpit Green’ – Tread Plates, C-Struts, Under Bonnet Struts
  • Headrest Embroidery – Spitfire 80 Logo
  • Sat Nav ‘Splash Screen’ – Spitfire 80 Logo
  • Headliner – Printed Leather – Duxford Aerodrome Aerial View – Black & White Image
  • Spitfire Serial Number Embroidery in Kestral Tan Stitch – Passenger Side Airbag Cover
  • Sill Plaques – Black Anodised with Laser Etch Spitfire 80
  • Contrast Glove Box Lining in Kestral Tan Leather
  • Glovebox Plaque in Brass Featuring V12 Engine Firing Order in tribute to plaque in Spitfire
  • Floor Mats – Saddle Leather with Sheepskin Inserts in tribute to Irvin jacket
  • Unique Irvin Jacket with Spitfire 80 logo stitched inside
  • Irvin Flying Helmet
  • Flying Goggles
  • Spitfire 80 Car Cover in Green/Brown featuring Spitfire 80 logo on bonnet, matching aircraft serial number of cover and bag
  • Owner’s Manual – in Kestral Tan
  • Build Book featuring car being built with Spitfire 80 cover
  • Key Pouch in Kestral Tan
  • Leather Photo Album (after the event) featuring high quality images taken on the day
  • Professional film of the day to keep

AN UNFORGETTABLE HANDOVER

On this unique day, each new owner was treated to a unique experience of Spitfire’s heritage, beginning at the Conservation Hall in the Airspace exhibition with a talk from a veteran Spitfire pilot.

The VIP treatment continued with a Spitfire flight, a drive in an armoured vehicle, a personal tour and presentation from the Q by Aston Martin design team, and finally the chance to drive their V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80, before witnessing one of the last Mark 1 Spitfires perform a stunning aerial display.




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