The British automaker will assemble a limited edition Vantage Roadster with unique styling cues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the A3, the company’s oldest surviving sports car.
Only three pieces will be produced with unique elements inspired by the 1921 model. The model will include a black radiator grille with aluminum surround, black body color and 20-inch forged black wheels with bronze brake calipers.
The leather upholstery and interior inlays are in chestnut color, and the brand name is embroidered in heritage-inspired script like the original. The Vantage gauge piping was also cast in brass, and the original Aston Martin logo is featured throughout.
The revamped Vantage was commissioned by Aston Martin HWM dealership, its longest-serving retailer, in partnership with the company’s individual Q division.
Technically, the model will remain the same as the base Vantage. So, under the hood will be a turbocharged Mercedes-AMG V8 engine capable of accelerating the car to 100 km / h in about 3.5 seconds.
“It is right that this great brand is taking the opportunity to celebrate the centenary of its oldest surviving model, and I am delighted that my team, working with Aston Martin Heritage Trust and Aston Martin HWM, was able to create this stylish car.” said Q Director Simon Lane.
The original A3, which was restored to its original factory specification by pre-war Aston specialist Ecuri Bertelli, was acquired by Aston Martin Heritage Trust in 2002. It will be unveiled at the 26 June centenary celebrations alongside several rare Aston Martin models.