Aston Martin releases Red Bull Edition Vantages

Available in either V8 or V12, the Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions look set to be both keenly sought-after and possibly excellent investments too.

Disappointingly, the "features" of which they speak do not include slicks, wings or a highly turbocharged V6.

Available with either of Aston Martin's old engines - V8 or V12 - you might reasonably expect an Aston Martin emblazoned with "Red Bull Racing" to offer something extra under the right foot.

For the body there's a carbon fibre front splitter and grille section, side vents, and a carbon rear diffuser.

The finishing touch is an optional autograph from one of Red Bull's current F1 drivers - Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen - that will be inlaid in the doorsill.

It was in March of 2016 that Aston Martin announced a technical partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, the crowning glory of which is the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar whose development is being led by Red Bull's expert aerodynamicist Adrian Newey. The V8 Vantage S has a the 4.7-liter V-8 rated at 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque, while the V12 Vantage S uses a 5.9-liter V-12 that cranks out 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of twist. Buyers can specify the signature of the preferred driver when ordering the auto.

Aston Martin's dealers are now taking orders for the Red Bull Racing Edition Vantage S, with first deliveries in Q2. Red coloured detailing on the carbo-fibre grille and yellow calipers sums up the addition on the exterior.

Inside customers will be able to choose which Red Bull F1 driver they would like to sign the sill plaques, plus be treated to Red Bull headrest embroidery, carbon trim and diamond quilting.

"Both the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions bring that ethos straight to our customers". For further information including RRP, customers should enquire directly with their local dealership.

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