Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition 1

As a homage to the British aerobatic display team, The Blades, Aston Martin’s Cambridge dealership has custom ordered a new special edition model known as the V8 Vantage S Blades Edition. Featuring a series of bespoke interior and exterior design highlights, the car is said to be priced at 119,950 pounds sterling (RM731,478).

The Blades are membered by former British Royal Air Force pilots, of which there are five, the same number of V8 Vantage S Blades Editions that will be produced. Each unit will features its own unique identifier that directly links it to one of the The Blades’ five aircrafts.

On the outside, the Blades Edition receives a silver paintjob along with a black roof and orange accents (as seen on the grille), influenced by livery found on the aircraft. There are also black wheels, orange brake calipers, Blades badging and a carbon-fibre front spoiler.

Inside, the ongoing black-orange theme can be seen on the black leather seats that sport contrasting orange accents and The Blades logo on the headrests. Additional carbon-fibre trim has been introduced here as well, along with carpets that feature orange piping.

Under the hood, the Blades Edition retains the 4.7 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine from the V8 Vantage S on which it is based. That means 436 PS and 490 Nm is available, allowing the car to hit a top speed of 305 km/h, with the first 100 km/h accomplished from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.

What do you think of the bespoke, limited-edition Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition? If The Blades aren’t your favourite aerobatic display team, and the Breitling Jet Team is more to your liking, Bentley has got you covered.

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