Plane not included. Well, actually…
Aston Martin Cambridge is offering a limited run of just five special edition cars to celebrate its partnership with the Blades aerobatics team.
Based on the V8 Vantage S Coupe, the Blades Edition model is unchanged mechanically, so retains the 4.7-litre engine from the standard car. Pumping out 418bhp, the car will accelerate from standstill to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds. An optional seven-speed paddle shift transmission will be available to replace the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
Tailored by Q, Aston Martin’s personalisation division, the Blades Edition features black painted rear lamp infills, roof panel and rear decklid dropdown, contrasted with Gulf Orange brake calipers and a carbon fibre front grille. Satin Black painted 10-spoke wheels with satin carbon fibre wheel centre caps complete the look externally.
Inside The Blades styling is reflected with Jaffa Orange leather detailing in the carpet, shift paddles and seats. Acknowledging the link between Aston Martin Cambridge and The Blades, the car features propeller detail etching in the centre AMi Toggle, The Blades logo embroidered on the front seat headrests and the passenger airbag embroidered with its unique aircraft identification code.
A matching car cover made from parachute silk will be provided to buyers, as well as a leather photo album documenting the car from concept through to creation.
Each of the five the Blades Edition models will also come with its own unique identifier linking it directly with one of The Blades aircraft. To further cement that link, buyers will be treated to a VIP day with Aston Martin Cambridge and The Blades at Sywell Aerodrome. This includes a driving experience in their new car with an Aston Martin professional driver, an aerobatic flight experience with The Blades, and a helicopter hovering lesson, before finishing the day with a performance from the world’s only aerobatic airline.
Available exclusively from Aston Martin Cambridge, the limited edition model is priced at £119,950.