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.