Aston Martin Works, the British automaker’s restoration arm, has been in business for 60 years as of 2015, and the sports car maker has decided to commemorate the even with a series of special-edition vehicles. Six vehicles to be precise, and each one will be based on either a Vanquish Coupe or Volante. Today, Aston released the first of these six vehicles to give us an idea of what it has up its sleeve for these limited-run cars.
These six cars will pay tribute to one decade of vehicles each, including the 1955 through 1965 DB 2/4 MK II Saloon; the 1965 through 1975 DB5; the 1975 through 1985 V8 Coupe; the 1985 through 1995 V8 Vantage X-pack; the 1995 through 2005 V8 Vantage Supercharged; and the 2005 through 2015 Original Vanquish.
On the outside, the changes to this limited vehicle are rather subtle, but they are noticeable. The only modifications of note are the Anniversary Yellow side strakes and wheels, and the “60th Anniversary” logo. Sure, these changes are rather small, but they are easy to pick out, particularly the Anniversary Yellow wheels and strakes.
Inside the cabin, Anniversary Yellow make another appearance as contrast stitching on the seats, center console and dash. Other interior modifications include white and black duotone seat inserts, heavy-weave carbon fiber and a plaque indicating the decade that this car pays homage to. The final and most unique touches to the cabin are the knobs, which are made from aluminum that was sourced from the pistons of the decade of cars each special-edition model pays homage to. Judging by the “2005-2015” makings on the knob of the first car, the metal for these knobs was sourced from the pistons of the Original Vanquish.
Under the hood of these special models, things remain unchanged. The 60th anniversary models will all carry a 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that packs 571 horses and 465 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant mates to a new, ZF-built, Touchtronic III, eight-speed transmission. This drivetrain allows the Vanquish to hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and it tops out in excess of 200 mph.
Pricing for these cars is being kept under wraps, and there is no mention of whether they will be available for American consumption or not.