Aston Martin Cambridge creates special Aston Martin Vantage S Spitfire 80 models to mark the 80th anniversary of the iconic WWII fighter plane. The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War and is considered to be one of country’s finest and most important engineering achievements. Only eight examples of the $315,000 car will be made with first deliveries taking place on October 18th this year.
The Aston Martin Vantage S Spitfire 80 comes in a special “Duxford Green,” named after the British airbase where the first Spitfire squadron was stationed. The beautiful color scheme is enhanced with yellow pinstripes on the door and front fenders, similar to those found on the wings of the original Spitfire plane. Yellow detailing is also present on the grille and brake calipers, along with carbon fibre front and rear diffusers to complete the unique look. The luxury vehicle is also equipped with an array of components hand-built by Duxford’s Aircraft Restoration Company, including the tailpipe finishers which, according to Aston Martin, have a “rainbow ‘bloom’ effect to match the Spitfire exhaust.”
Inside, the Spitfire 80 theme is accentuated with specially embroidered logos on the headrests and the RAF’s roundel integrated into the central stack. The seats are covered in brown leather that is stitched together with black thread, while the center tunnel and center stack feature black leather with brown stitching. The black Alcantara on the dashboard contrasts with the door panels which are crafted from carbon-fiber with brown leather inserts.
The Vantage S Spitfire 80 edition is nothing more than a regular V12 Vantage S with a unique livery. So under the hood you will find the same 5.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12 with 565bhp, 205mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds.
Buyers can get their hands on googles, flying helmet, a special Spitfire 80 Irvin Jacket and a themed car cover.