Aston Martin Centenary Editions revealed

15 Jan, 2013 12:38pm Luke Madden

Aston Martin is celebrating its 100th birthday with special editions of the Vanquish, Vantage, DB9 and Rapide

To celebrate its 100th birthday, Aston Martin is set to release special Centenary Editions of each of the V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and Vanquish model lines.

The cars will be limited to 100 units worldwide and they will feature a unique paint finish that gradually gets darker depending on the contour lines.

Created using special ‘tinters’, the paintjob adds 18 hours to a painting process that already takes more than 50 hours to finish. Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “The team has looked closely at the individual contour lines of each of the cars to determine not only the right colours and shades, but also to create a template by which the paint changes from dark to light and where the graduated effect sits.”

Buyers also get solid silver Aston Martin badges, complete with an enamel inlay and an interior that uses materials that have only previously featured on the million-pound One-77.

The interior’s soft black leather is contrast-stitched with silver thread, while Aston Martin badges are embroidered in to the headrests. There are individually numbered solid silver plaques on the doorsills, too.

Each car comes with a presentation box, including cufflinks and a pen made from solid silver. Owners will also get a polishing cloth so they can keep their special badges and doorsills shiny.

The Centenary Edition models are available to order now but Aston Martin hasn’t released official prices.