Aston Martin has revealed the Vanquish S Ultimate model to bid a farewell to the second-generation GT. The Ultimate model is based on the hardcore S variant of the Vanquish and can be had in the Coupe or the Volante (convertible) body style. Only 175 Vanquish S Ultimate models will be produced as final swansong before it’s replaced next year.
Like the regular Vanquish S, the Ultimate edition is powered by Aston Martin’s naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 breathing out 595bhp. The eight-speed Touchtronic III automatic transmission can send the GT to a 100kmph from standstill in 3.5seconds and a top speed of 325kmph. It also sits on three-stage adaptive damping and comes with carbon ceramic brakes and carbonfibre exterior trim.
Distinct to the Ultimate edition is a choice of three exterior paint scheme. These bespoke Designer Themes for the Ultimate models comes with a special matching interior. The first theme is called Contrasting Carbon; it mixes Ultimate Black paintwork with Copper Bronze accents outside and Obsidian Black leather with Kestral Tan accents inside. The second theme is Sport Line, which paints the car Zenon Grey and adds Cobalt Blue graphics, with yellow and blue accents contrasting Phantom Grey leather inside. While the Modern Lux is the third theme which uses White Gold paintwork with bronze graphics outside, with Chesnut Tan leather and black accents inside.
Irrespective of the theme, there are extra details that are also unique to the Vanquish S Ultimate. These include the carbon fibre side strakes with rose gold 'Ultimate' decals, bespoke stitching, and carbon fibre tread plates, along with 'Ultimate' headrest embroidery and sill plaques. In addition to the Designer Themes, customers can choose to combine any exterior scheme and interior package.
Priced at 211,995 pounds the Vanquish S Ultimate Coupe, and 223,995 pounds for the Volante, the Ultimate models cost just 12,045 pounds more than the regular S equivalents. The Gaydon-based carmaker has started taking booking for the Ultimate series with deliveries promised for first-quarter of 2018.
The current Vanquish has been around since 2012. The forthcoming third-generation is expected to carry an evolutionary design and a more potent powertrain. The British GT sports car was spotted testing at the Nurburgring last month. The range-topping Vanquish will be Aston Martin’s take on the Ferrari’s 812 Superfast, Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe and the Bentley Continental GT Speed.