Words by Shubham Choukse
Aston Martin bids farewell to the current generation Vanquish with the unveiling of the Vanquish S Ultimate. To be produced in both Coupe as well as Volante body styles, the Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate edition will be limited to only 175 units.
The Vanquish S Ultimate Edition features carbon fibre side strakes with ‘Ultimate’ decals in rose-gold colour, carbon fibre treadplates and an ‘Ultimate’ sill plaque, diamond-quilted seats with contrast stitching and ‘Ultimate’ embroidery on the headrests. Adding to the exclusivity of the Ultimate Edition is the fact that the customers have the option to choose from three different bespoke paint schemes. The first option will get you the ultimate-black body paint with little touches of copper-bronze colour on the front air intake, along the side sills and on the rear diffuser and obsidian-black leather interior with chestnut-tan accents and stitching. The second option combines xenon grey body paint with contrasting cobalt-blue graphics and on the interiors it combines phantom-grey leather upholstery with spectral-blue stitching. While the last option will get you white-gold paintwork with warm-bronze graphics and interiors covered in chestnut-tan leather upholstery with contrasting obsidian black accents.
No changes to the powertrain have been made; it gets the same naturally-aspirated 6-litre V12 motor as seen on the regular model which pumps out 595bhp of power and 630Nm of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. This super GT can accelerate to 100kmph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds and can reach up to an eye-watering top speed of 324kmph. Adding to the performance are the 3-stage adaptive dampers and carbon ceramic brakes. Aston Martin has started accepting bookings for the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition. First deliveries are scheduled for early next year.