British carmaker Aston Martin has launched a limited edition variant of its V12 Vantage S sports car. The limited edition car is called the Spitfire 80 and is priced at £180,000 (Rs. 1.61 lakh).
Only 8 Spitfire 80 cars will be made by Aston Martin's bespoke Q division and the car will only be available through the Aston Martin Cambridge showroom.
The V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 celebrates 80 years since the first Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane took to the air. The Spitfire is widely regarded as the plane that won the Battle of Britain in the Second World War for the UK and the fighter plane holds a rather special place in British hearts.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 will only be available in one special colour — Duxford Green. RAF Duxford was the base where the first Spitfire was stationed. The cars will also feature a yellow pinstripe that is quite similar to the one found on the wings of a Spitfire.
In addition, many parts on every Vantage S Spitfire 80 will feature components made by the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford including the tailpipe tips which are finished in a rainbow 'bloom' effect to match the Spitfire's exhausts as well as an aluminium bar in the cabin that's inspired by the rear strut brace of the Spitfire.
Other new external bits include a satin-carbon fibre rear diffuser and front splitter, colour-coded bonnet louvres and solid sterling silver Aston Martin wings badges with tailored Old English White inlay.
A Spitfire serial number can also be lacquered into the car's side strakes according to the customer's needs.
Inside, Aston's Q Division has added a few extra bespoke touches like the twin Spitfire logo embroidered into the headrests and the RAF Roundel that is integrated into the central portion of the dashboard as well.
Aston martin is also offering accessories include a pilot's Irvin Jacket, flying goggles and a helmet. However, the lack of an ejector seat may dissuade a certain British spy from buying this car.