Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate edition: a final farewell for 2018

Published: 01 November 2017

Available as Coupe or Volante
Carbon and rose gold trim
Limited to 175 cars globally

A special edition limited to 175 cars worldwide, the Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate edition is a swansong model to bid farewell to the Vanquish, as the current model enters the final phase of its production.

It’s available as either a fixed-head Coupe or soft-top convertible Volante.

What makes it ultimate?

Let’s talk trim: outside, there are carbon side strakes with rose gold lettering and inside there are carbon treadplates and more ‘Ultimate’ script on plaques and embroidered into the extravagantly quilted seats’ headrests.

Vanquish Ultimate

Buyers can choose from three paint schemes, and three interior schemes. The former includes Ultimate Black paint (pictured, helpfully, in a dark studio) with copper bronze graphics around the grille, sills and diffuser. The other two options are Xenon Grey with cobalt blue graphics, and White Gold with bronze graphics.

Inside, the three choices are Obsidian Black leather with tan stitching (pictured), Phantom Grey with yellow accents and blue stitching, and tan leather with black accents.

Vanquish S Ultimate

No change in the engine bay – like the regular Vanquish S, a naturally aspirated V12 supplies 595bhp and one of the most evocative exhaust notes in the automotive kingdom. It’s coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with a paddle-shift function.

Three-stage adaptive dampers are standard, as are carbon-ceramic brakes.

How much is the Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate edition?

For the Coupe, it’s £211,995 the UK, and in Germany it’s €278,995; for the Volante, it’s £223,995 or €293,995.

On sale now, deliveries begin in early 2018.

Click here to read CAR’s Aston Martin Vanquish S review

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer