Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range – the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions – in time for the 2017 Formula 1 season that will kick off in a month from now.

The true collectibles, as AM calls the Vantage special editions, have been created by the Gaydon’s in-house personalisation service – Q by Aston Martin. It celebrates the two brands’ unique ‘Innovation Partnership’ and sports signatures of Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen (choose one) on both sill and inspection plaques. One can also choose between V8 and V12 naturally aspirated engines.

Taking inspiration from RBR’s race livery, owners will be treated to a deep Mariana Blue paint finish as standard. For those wanting a slight twist, gloss Tungsten Silver or satin Mariana Blue exteriors are optional. Complementing the paint job is a race-inspired carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Red infills on the CF grille and yellow calipers complete the colour scheme.

Inside, one will find RBR headrest embroidery, carbon fibre trim inlays, diamond-quilting and an alcantara steering wheel complete with 12 o’clock accent stripe.

“Motorsport is and will always be a key part of Aston Martin’s DNA and both the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions bring that ethos straight to our customers. With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship set to begin soon, I hope that the purchase of these models will bring the racing season that little bit closer for those lucky few customers who can’t wait for it to begin,” said Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.

Deliveries are set to take place from the second quarter of this year.


GALLERY: 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S