The current season of the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship is just about ready to fire up its engine starting 26 March, so Aston Martin is showing us the partnership with Red Bull is not solely limited to the Am-RB 001 hypercar.
Aston Martin is now paving the way for their partners onto the new season with the limited series V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions. Designed as collectibles, the two special series have been penned by the in-house personalization division Q by Aston Martin. And because it’s always nice to have a Formula One team as a partner, the new models have been approved by none other than Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, showing their appreciation by signing both sill and inspection plaques.
As mentioned before, the special editions can be had with both the V8 and V12 engines, and have plenty of distinguishing features to appeal to Formula One enthusiasts. First off, we have the standard deep Mariana Blue paint finish – and owners can also adorn their new cars with gloss Tungsten Silver or satin Mariana Blue exteriors. There are also a race-inspired carbon fiber splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Red infills on the carbon fiber grille and yellow calipers round off the exterior changes. Moving inside the cockpit we find Red Bull Racing headrest embroidery, carbon fiber trim inlays, diamond-quilting and an alcantara steering wheel adorned with 12 o’clock accent stripe.