Solid silver dream machine
By David Whinyates
IF YOU need to ask the price, you undoubtedly can’t afford it.
That would certainly appear to be the philosophy adopted by iconic British sports car maker Aston Martin as it launches a new Centenary Edition to mark the start of its 100th birthday celebrations.
The Centenary Edition specification will be available worldwide on just 100 examples of each of the car maker’s model lines - V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and Vanquish.
This no-expense-spared transformation includes a unique graduated paint finish, solid sterling silver Aston Martin wing badges with enamel inlay and a special Aston Martin hallmark, while the already luxurious interior is tailored even more sumptuously with deep soft black leather with contrasting silver stitching, a special silver thread embroidery of the Aston Martin wings in the head restraints and solid sterling silver sill plaques individually numbered with an Aston Martin hallmark.
Each Centenary Edition model will also be supplied with a unique presentation box containing a number of exclusive gifts to mark the first 100 years of the company. These include two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches made from leather matching the car’s interior trim, solid silver cufflinks featuring the Aston Martin script, solid silver Rollerball pen and high quality Bang & Olufsen headphones.
The gift box will also include a silver polishing cloth to help owners ensure the silver centenary wings badges and sill plaques on their car keep their lustre.
Centenary Edition models are available to order now – and if you really need to know the price, you can get it on application from your neighbourhood Aston dealer.