Aston Martin presents the aircraft-inspired V8 Vantage Blades Edition image

This special model has an interesting connection – arguably more related to real life adventure than the James Bond universe – as you’ll see in the lines below.

The new bespoke edition has been commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge and is inspired by The Blades aerobatic display team that is headquartered at the Sywell Aerodrome in the United Kingdom. Nicknamed the Vantage S Blades Edition, this bespoke model has a silver paintjob with contrasting Jet Black roof and orange trimming. We also took notice at the black wheels, orange brake calipers, and carbon fiber front spoiler. Inside the cabin the modificatiosn are more restrained but we can highlight the black leather seats with contrasting orange accents and The Blades logo on the headrests. If we look even closer we can see the carbon fiber trim and orange lining on the carpets. By the way, the aforementioned Blades are a British acrobatic aircraft display team consisting of former RAF jet and Red Arrows pilots. The idea to have an Aston Martin inspired by the Blades came to an employee following an event where they performed and the model was designed and built through the carmaker’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalization service.

There will be just five units of the Vantage S Blades Edition, with four of them already spoken for – and each of the vehicles will have their own bespoke identifier directly linking them to one of The Blades’ Extra 300LP and Extra 300SC aircraft. Under the hood sits unmodified the standard 4.7-liter V8 engine churning out 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque – enough for a quick run to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds or a top speed of 190 mph.