Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Edition: the lowdown
After six years as Aston Martin’s flagship, the Vanquish S is bowing out gracefully with a final limited edition. But to say that the Ultimate Edition is a reworked car may be a little optimistic. On the outside there’s a new paint scheme called Ultimate Black, which suits the already mean-looking Vanquish rather well. The 520bhp 5.9-litre V12 is untouched, so the electric 4.6 second 0-60 time and 200mph top speed remain the same. Inside, Aston has added some posh leather and stitching, and added a black chrome finish to some trim. Aston says it isn’t charging any more for the Ultimate Edition over the regular Vanquish S, but it will only produce them in pricier 2+2 form for £182,095. Aston is also offering a Works Service conversion from the current automated manual on the Vanquish to a full manual ‘box. New and existing Vanquish owners can order it for £13,250.