Aston Martin Cambridge has brought together two of the most iconic marquees in British history through the creation of ten ‘Vanquish S Red Arrows’ models as a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and to help raise funds for a Service charity.

The Vanquish S Red Arrows is the result of collaboration between Q by Aston Martin, the Royal Air Force and Aston Martin Cambridge with approval from Ministry of Defence, resulting in one of the most exclusive Aston Martins ever built.

The models are packed with customised details highlighting the partnership between two world famous brands and showcasing UK engineering excellence, precision and innovation. The first nine models in the collection are available to purchase and each will be handed to their new owners at a personalised and exclusive event that will include a look behind the scenes of both Aston Martin and the world famous Acrobatic Team. To download the brochure click here.

A chance to win 'Red 10'

Aston Martin Cambridge is donating one of the models, ‘Red 10’, to the RAF Benevolent Fund who will raffle it off with all funds going directly to the worthy charity.

It is hoped this will raise £2.5 million for a cause that provides much needed support for serving and former RAF personnel.

The raffle to win Red10 has now closed.

Performance guaranteed

As befits such a prestigious project, the limited edition Vanquish S Red Arrows is based on Aston Martin’s recently launched flagship model. The Vanquish S comes equipped with a 6 litre 595bhp V12 engine, powering the car from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 201mph. All this performance is wrapped in a body shell made from carbon fibre.​

Designed to thrill

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 is uniquely paired with a Red Arrows jet, including the matching military serial numbers throughout the car.

Accessorised perfectly

Completing the aviation theme, the Aston Martin Cambridge Vanquish S Red Arrows comes 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
Engine / Cylinders V12
Max Torque 630 nm
Max Power 603 PS @ 7000 rpm
Combined Cycle21.6 mpg
Urban Cycle14.4 mpg
​Extra Urban30.4 mpg​
CO2302 g/km
Top Speed 201 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph / 3.5 sec

Full Vehicle Specification


  • Base Car – 2017 Model Year Vanquish S Coupe
  • Transmission – 8 Speed Touchtronic III
  • 5-Spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned wheels
  • Brake Callipers – Black
  • Exterior Shadow Pack – Black Window Surround, Black Zircotec Tailpipes
  • Carbon Plus Exterior Pack – Carbon Side Strakes, Carbon Mirror Caps, Carbon Door Handles, Carbon Roof Panel, Carbon Fibre Bonnet Vents
  • Carbon Fibre Grille Surround with Black Mesh Insert
  • Sport Seats (lightweight available as cost option)
  • Carbon Fibre Twill Interior Trim
  • Enamelled Vanquish S Decklid Badge and V12 Fender Badges
  • One-77 Leather Steering Wheel with Alcantara Inserts
  • Black Hardware Pack
  • Satin Chrome Jewellery Pack
  • Carpet Colour – Black

‘Q by Aston Martin’ – Special Commission Exterior

  • Q Special Paint – ‘Eclat Red’ Pearlescent (‘Eclat’ is the Red Arrows motto – paint colour is a unique shade and contains a gold metallic fleck)
  • Unique White Carbon Grille Surround
  • White ‘Flash’ on Side Strake Edge leading into doors
  • White Lower Grille Surround
  • Red Arrows Union Jack tail fin motif lacquered into front splitter upstands
  • Red Arrows Blue & White ‘Smoke Trails’ on side skirts, into rear diffuser and wrapped around rear exhausts
  • Ejection Seat Detonator cord shape lacquered into Carbon
  • Fibre Roof Panel
  • Engine Plaque with Red Arrows logo and signed by correct pilot (Reds 1 – 10)
  • Unique Sill Covers with Diamond 9 formation engraved
  • Unique Sill Plaques for driver and passenger sides (as above)
  • Colour Union Jack front and rear wings badges
  • Red Arrows pilot number (Red 1 etc) lacquered into top side of side strake (drivers side) with matching Diamond 9 logo
  • Matching Red Arrows Serial Number lacquered into top side of side strake (passenger side) with Red Arrows logo
  • Q by Aston Martin Fender Badges

‘Q by Aston Martin’ – Special Commission Interior

  • Interior – Obsidian Black with Olive Green Inserts to match Ejection Seat fabric colour in Red Arrows Hawk
  • Stitch & Welt – Olive Green/Obsidian Black contrast
  • Red Arrows Squadron Crest lacquered into AMi III Screen veneer (monochrome finish)
  • ‘Ejection Seat’ Black/Yellow Handle on top of seats (emergency seat fold)
  • ‘Emergency Exit’ Black/Yellow ‘Rescue’ Door Pull
  • Formation embroidery in Door Cards
  • ‘Diamond Nine’ embroidery on headrests with red highlight embroidery indicating correct formation position for driver and blue for passenger in a nod to the engineers who fly in back seats
  • Red Arrows ‘fly through’ shape through centre console, rear environment, into split manoeuvre on rear parcel shelf – embroidery
  • Bespoke rear environment with stowage for 2 x Racing Helmets and 2 x Racing Suits + matching Olive Green
  • Leather Straps
  • Anodised Centre Rotary Switch – RAF roundel with ‘Red Arrows’ etching
  • Audio System On/Off Switch with Black/Yellow ‘Emergency Button’ detailing
  • Switch to be made from recycled Red Arrows Hawk parts
  • Sat Nav ‘Splash Screen’ – Vanquish S Red Arrows logo
  • Headliner – Printed Leather – Red Arrows ‘in cockpit’ view – colour Image
  • Hawk serial number embroidery in blue stitch to match aircraft on Passenger Side Airbag Cover

‘Q by Aston Martin’ – Special Commission – Additional Items

  • 1:18 Scale Model Vanquish S Red Arrows Car & Hawk Aircraft
  • 2 x Red Racing Suits (sizing required) – Red for Driver and Blue for Passenger (pilot flies in red, engineer flies in blue in the Red Arrows Hawks)
  • 2 x Racing Helmets painted to match Red Arrows pilot helmets
  • 2 x Red Arrows Team Leather Jackets as commissioned and worn by the team
  • Vanquish S Red Arrows Car Cover finished in red, white and blue featuring the Red Arrows logo on bonnet, pilot number on driver’s side and matching aircraft serial number on passenger side
  • Owner’s Manual – matching Obsidian Black/Olive Green
  • Build Book featuring car being built with matching Obsidian Black/Olive Green 80 cover
  • Key Pouch in Olive Green
  • Leather Photo Album (after the event) featuring high-quality images taken on the day


All 10 Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows cars will be handed over at a special ceremony at RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows.

With welcome speeches from senior leadership in the RAF, Aston Martin Lagonda and the RAF Benevolent Fund, owners and their guests will have exclusive access to this historic location. They will get to see their car on the runway alongside the famous Hawks and take part in activities including a flight in a Tiger Moth and flying with The Blades acrobatic team.

For further information about the Vanquish S Red Arrows, get in touch with Aston Martin Sevenoaks.