Aston Martin Works, the historic home of Aston Martin, is turning 60 years old in 2015. And to celebrate, they're creating a sextet of one-off 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition Vanquishes, each designed to pay homage to a different decade of Aston Martin's heritage.
This is the first of 'em...and it's partially made with old Aston Martin engine parts.
Each one's going to be painted in a different color scheme that Aston Martin claims is integral to the company's history. The yellow, for example, is a traditional accent color on Aston's race cars.
But it's not traditionally on the side of the car like you see here, thus it gave AMW designers one hell of a challenge to make it work.
The decade that this specific Vanquish is repping happens to be the most recent: 2005 to 2015. As part of Aston's plan to distinguish each car along a period-correct scheme, materials used for the interior will change according to the decade at hand, so naturally there's a ton of gorgeous carbon fiber at play.
The real intriguing bit's the knobs, though. They're made from old pistons taken from a blown engine out of an Aston Martin that's emblematic of the decade. For 2005-2015, you're looking at metal from an older Vanquish. If this were the car representing 1965-75, it would have used a DB5's pistons. Very Bond-like.
Keeping with this latest decade's theme, though, check out the beautiful weave on the carbon fiber splitter. That's about as beautiful as you'll find anywhere on earth.