Nine Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows limited edition sports cars have been presented to their excited owners at a handover event at RAF Scampton, the Lincolnshire home of the Red Arrows.
Among a spectacular show that included a display from the Blades Aerobatic team and the Royal Air Force Acrobatic Team, the Red Arrows inspired cars were handed over against the backdrop of the historic aeroplane hangar.
The tenth car, Red 10, which was donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund to be raffled off, is still up for grabs so one lucky member of the public will be joining the motoring elite.
The raffle, which launched in June, offers the chance to win the exquisitely designed Red 10 car for just £20. All money raised will go directly to the charity to support past and present RAF personnel and their families. Tickets are available to buy until December 1 and the winner will be announced a week later.
The Vanquish Red Arrows edition cars were commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge earlier this year as a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
Boasting a number of special features that echo the Red Arrows themselves, including a white ‘flash’ on the sides, all 10 cars have been finished in a specially created colour called “Eclat Red” – the same applied to the RAF Hawk trainer aircraft.
Inside there are yet more features that echo the aircraft such as the green webbing seatbelts, the RAF logo featuring on the dashboard, and even the door cards have been modified to show a graphic of the “Vixen Break” nine aircraft formation.