2015 will mark the 60th anniversary for the British luxury car manufacturer, Aston Martin, and, in typical celebratory fashion, the company has announced next year's release of special edition models to commemorate the occasion.
Aston Martin is producing six varied takes on their iconic V12 monster, the Vanquish, in partnership with their personalization subsidiary, Q by Aston Martin. Each vehicle is themed to represent one of the previous six decades.
The special edition Vanquish models will come in coupe and convertible forms, and will have expertly detailed exterior designs - yellow-gold trimmings - to distinguish them as anniversary editions. Beyond the more obvious exterior aesthetic enhancements, the interior has been modified to represent the anniversary commemorations as well, with the addition of bespoke metal knobs, made from the pistons of each decade's iconic Aston models, for the center console.
The pistons used to craft these knobs come from a variety of previous Astons including the supercharged V8 Vantage, the V8 Vantage X-pack, the V8 Coupe, the DB5, and the DB 2/4 Mk II Saloon - each representing a different decade of Aston's offerings. One of the knob bezels in each special edition Vanquish will be inscribed with the corresponding model the piston was taken from, the rest with 60th anniversary inscriptions.
Other minor details include: yellow-gold wheels, carbon-fiber accoutrements, the addition of the Q by Aston Martin logo on the fenders, and 60th anniversary embroidery and stitching on the seats.
Performance-wise, nothing is changing, though the new, visually-striking, commemorative stylings look incredible, and from a conceptual-design standpoint, the seemingly minor aesthetic changes make for a stunning representation of Aston Martin's continued automotive manufacturing excellence.
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