Did you know the Aston Martin wing badge has its origins in Ancient Egypt derived from the open wings of the scarab beetle? Well, it made the perfect setting as the luxury brand celebrated their Centenary Spectacular in Dubai, which saw the new Aston Martin Vanquish airlifted onto one of the world’s most recognizable luxury destinations; the Burj Al Arab hotel. It’s the first time a car has been placed onto the helipad, which sits 1,000ft above the ground at the top of the sail-shaped building.
Centenary Edition specification that will be available worldwide on just 100 examples of each of the car maker’s model lines: V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and Vanquish. Featuring a unique graduated paint finish, solid sterling silver Aston Martin wings badges with tailored ‘trans flux’ enamel inlay and a special Aston Martin hallmark, the exterior represents an exclusive new celebration of the company’s 100-year history.
The events in London and Dubai mark the start of a year-long celebration of all things Aston Martin, with procedures taking place worldwide over the next 12 months.