22 Mar 2021: Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition car, with 528hp powertrain, unveiled
Aston Martin will supply the official safety cars to Formula 1 this season. To commemorate the occasion, the company has unveiled a road-going Vantage F1 Edition with styling and mechanical upgrades that mirror the F1 safety car.
The four-wheeler is available in coupe and roadster forms and draws power from a 528hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V8 engine linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Exteriors: The car sports carbon fiber detailing
The Vantage F1 Edition features a unique vaned grille, carbon fiber detailing, and an aero package that increases downforce by 200kg.
It is flanked by sleek ORVMs, 21-inch wheels, and sharp body lines. A large wing, wrap-around taillight, and quad exhaust tips are available on the rear.
It sports a satin or gloss finished Racing Green shade, decorated with a matte gray-colored racing graphic.
Fact: It runs on a 528hp, 4.0-liter engine
Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition draws power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The mill generates 528hp of power and 685Nm of torque. In coupe and roadster form, the car can clock a top-speed of 314km/h and 306km/h, respectively.
Interiors: The vehicle has a feature-packed 2-seater cabin
Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition has a 2-seater cabin with black leather and gray microfiber upholstery with contrasting trim in black, gray, green, and red shades.
An F1 logo on the side sills, a roll cage, a fire extinguisher, and a flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel are also available.
It also houses an 8.0-inch infotainment console with support for connectivity options and multiple airbags.
Fact: Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition: Pricing and availability
In the UK, the Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition carries a starting price-tag of £142,000 (approximately Rs. 1.42 crore), making it £21,000 (roughly Rs. 21 lakh) costlier than the standard model. Its deliveries will begin in May.