In an effort to cash in on its partnership, the Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Edition arrives – as a V8 or V12 – just in time for the new F1 season.
Available with either of Aston Martin’s old engines – V8 or V12 – you might reasonably expect an Aston Martin emblazoned with ‘Red Bull Racing’ to offer something extra under the right foot. But all you get here is cosmetic titivation.
Aston Martin are keen you know that the Red Bull Racing Editions have been created by Q by Aston – AM’s bespoke money earner – but really the mods are so underwhelming we wouldn’t have though they’d want to shout that too loudly.
What you get is a paint job in Mariana Blue with red highlights on the grill as a nod to Red Bull’s livery. Unless you don’t want that and then you can have Tungsten Silver.
To make sure you know the Red Bull Racing Edition is special, you also get a ‘Race Inspired’ carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes, as well as a set of yellow callipers.
Assuming you’re not completely overwhelmed by the effort that’s gone in to making this look like an appealing Red Bull Racing Edition on the outside, you will be with the interior – you get Red Bull Racing headrest embroidery.
Finally, in case your whelm is still not over, you can choose to have the sill plate signed by Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen.
AML CEO Andy Palmer said:
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.
Aston Martin’s dealers are now taking orders for the Red Bull Racing Edition Vantage S, with first deliveries in Q2.