As Racing Point transitioned to the Aston Martin works team this year, it restored the name of the fabled British sports manufacturer to the competitive circuit.
Reason enough for jubilation for the firm, and to celebrate and mark the occasion Aston revealed an F1 Edition of their most popular production model, the Vantage, examples of which will see service in the line of duty as official F1 safety cars.
The Vantage F1 looks the part of the track car, with a fixed rear wing and a suit of British Racing Green (Jet Black and Lunar White are also available). It also boasts new 21-inch wheels and a body kit unique to the variant; the Aston website proclaims 200kg more downforce when this Vantage version is at full tilt.
The Vantage’s 4.0L V8 is, in this case, tuned for a little more horsepower—about 5%—though 0-60 performance remains constant at 3.5 seconds for the Coupe and 3.6 seconds for the Roadster. Top speed is still a hair-raising 195 MPH.
The Vantage F1’s interior is dressed in a track-inspired color scheme, with a racing stripe adorning the sport seats. Special badging identifies the variant in no uncertain terms.