Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition Shines in Geneva

The 2013 Geneva International Motor Show was the venue chosen by Aston Martin to show off a limited edition model of their new Vanquish. Called the Centenary Edition, it has been made to celebrate the British sports car builder’s 100th birthday. And just in case you were wondering, the number of examples to ever be built is limited to just 100 units. So, what sets it apart from the regular Vanquish? Well, its main standout feature is the two-tone graduated paint scheme – the top part of the silver car’s bonnet is black (or very dark grey) and it looks like a visual continuation of the black roof. However, the darker part does not simply stop somewhere, as it blends seamlessly with the car’s base color the further down the bonnet you go. The car’s badging is also special, and each piece is made out of solid silver. Step inside its plush interior features swathes of black leather stitched with contrasting silver thread – similar to what you’d find on the One-77 supercar. Finishing off unique interior features are the embroidered headrests and special metallic scuff plates not found on any other model. The lucky hundred who will be able to afford this car will also be treated to a gift box which includes useful Aston Martin-branded accessories – we found the inclusion of a “silver polishing cloth” which will “help owners ensure the silver centenary wings badges and sill plaques on their car keep their lustre.” By Andrei Nedelea