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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition revealed

  • Jan 27, 2016
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Iconic British car maker Aston Martin has finalised the production of a new special edition model which is inspired by the Blades aerobatic display team in U.K. The new special edition will feature a host of a bespoke interior as well as exterior designs and each unit that will be produced will come with its own unique identity.

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The Blades are basically a British acrobatic aircraft display team made up of former RAF jet pilots and former Red Arrows pilots.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition

On the outside, the Blades Edition will get a silver body paint with a black roof and orange accents. Black painted wheels, orange brake calipers, Blades badging and a carbon fibre front spoiler are some of the other highlights of the exteriors.

Coming to the interiors, just like the exterior black-orange accents, the cabin will also feature the same theme on the black leather seats with contrasting orange accents and The Blades logo on the headrests. The car maker will also equip the Blades Edition with carbon-fibre trim along with carpets with orange piping all around.

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Under the hood, the Blades Edition will get its power from the 4.7-litre, naturally-aspirated, V8 engine, which also powers the V8 Vantage S. The motor churns out a maximum power of 436 PS and a peak torque of 490 Nm that allows the car reach a top speed of 305 km/h. The Blades Edition can sprint from 0 to 100 km/from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition rear

According to the reports, there will be a total of five units of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Blades Edition built and will be linked directly to one of The Blades' Extra 300LP and Extra 300SC aircraft. The car manufacturer will introduce the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S The Blades edition in March 2016 in the U.K market.
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