Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate is the Vanquish Swansong

Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate is the Vanquish Swansong

The Vanquish S Ultimate Coupe costs from £211,995, and the convertible Volante from £223,995, and is now available to order from Aston's United Kingdom dealers, with first cars due in early 2018. Built to "celebrate this much loved and highly acclaimed flagship as it enters the final phase of its production life", the Ultimate will be limited to just 175 coupe and Volante convertible examples. All versions of the auto will also feature trim exclusive to the Vanquish S Ultimate, including carbon fiber side strakes, rose gold "Ultimate" decals, carbon fiber treadplates, an "Ultimate" sill plaque, special interior stitching and "Ultimate" embroidered headrests.

Customers can choose between three schemes for the exterior and interior.

It also gets carbon fibre door sills fitted with a model-specific plaque and bespoke stitched seat quilting, while the Ultimate name is embroidered on the headrests. The exhaust tailpipes, brake callipers, window trims and five-spoked wheels are all black, and there's lots of carbon fibre on the bonnet louvres, grille and side strakes. 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 combines a gray paint with blue graphics, yellow brake calipers, and black wheels. The third of the Designer Themes consists of cool White Gold paintwork and warm Bronze graphics alongside gloss black and carbon fibre exterior detailing. The interior is similar to that of the first designer theme, but with Chestnut Tan as the main interior color and Obsidian Black making up the accents and stitching.

The naturally-aspirated V12 powerplant is untouched on the Ultimate edition cars. Execute a clean getaway and the Vanquish will surge to 62mph in 3.5sec, helped by 465lb ft of torque from the 6-litre motor at 5500rpm. The engine comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The current generation was rolled out in 2012 and deliveries of this Ultimate Edition at the start of 2018 will bring the curtain down on its career.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, said: "Our design team has created three unique themes which unite an exterior and interior package, but we have been careful to ensure each exterior colour and interior theme work well together to offer our customers maximum choice".

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