Aston Martin has revealed the final edition of its Vanquish S, which will have a production cap of just 175 units, and will be available in both coupe and Volante avatars.
The S Ultimate is based on the regular S so uses the same 595bhp 6.0-litre motor and eight-speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox, enabling it to hit 62mph in 3.5sec and reach a 201mph top speed. It also sits on three-stage adaptive damping and comes with carbon ceramic brakes and carbonfibre exterior trim.
What sets the Ultimate apart from its sibling is an exclusive choice of three bespoke design themes. The first, Contrasting Carbon, mixes Ultimate Black paintwork with Copper Bronze accents outside and Obsidian Black leather with Kestral Tan accents inside. The second theme, Sport Line, paints the car Zenon Grey and adds Cobalt Blue graphics, with yellow and blue accents contrasting Phantom Grey leather inside. The final theme, Modern Lux, uses White Gold paintwork with bronze graphics outside, with Chesnut Tan leather and black accents inside.
Rumours suggest that the next-gen Vanquish, which is set to debut early 2018, will shed its GT roots to morph into a more focused supercar to target cars like the Ferrari 812 Superfast. While the new model, thankfully, will retain the 12-cylinder arrangement, it is expected to house turbochargers in a smaller displacement engine.
Aston Martin’s future lineup will sport a lot of changes. Alongwith a more hardcore new Vanquish, there will be another mid-engined sportscar, an international version of the Lagonda saloon, and a DBX luxury crossover – all expected to go official between 2018-22.