Aston Martin Centenary Spectacular

18 Jan, 2013 10:07am Richard Ingram

Aston Martin celebrates its 100-year anniversary in spectacular aerial style

This week we celebrated 100 years of Aston Martin with an extensive tribute gallery, capturing all the icons – from the legendary DB5 to the ultra-exclusive One-77.

Aston itself has been celebrating, too, with a series of events and commemorative videos to mark the occasion – but this is the pick of the bunch.

In this video, we see Aston Martin lifting a £190,000 Vanquish to the top of the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. This is no mean feat – lifting a supercar 1,000ft into the sky requires immense concentration and precision timing.

As a statement, there is no denying its impact. But we’re baffled as to what use a 565bhp, 6.0-litre V12 supercar is on top of a swanky hotel in the middle east.

But check out the video and our centenary gallery regardless, and celebrate 100 years of the British supercar, in style.

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I don't understand. What's the point of lifting the car on top of the helipad? Limited area to test drive.

I'm with you Hein, very unimpressed. Even full screen you could hardly see the car. I was waiting for one of the sheikhs to get in and drive it off the pad and a parachute to come that would have been spectacular!

A shameful waste of money and damaging to the environment.

one wonders why you follow a car mag web site If you think cars are the devils work! I certainly don't follow any green ecoterrorists web sites where ppl think we should live as we did in the dark ages to "save the planet"