After 60 years on the sideline, Aston Martin has rejoined Formula 1 racing and the company also built a Vantage to operate as a safety car. Now, you can purchase an Aston Martin Vantage F1 edition that offers a street-legal take on the race-track destined Vantage safety car.
That said, the F1 Edition isn’t quite an exact replica of the safety car you may catch on the track. The two cars certainly look and perform similarly, however. You can opt for the Racing Green paint job that will be seen on the track throughout the season, or you can opt for a Jet Black or Lunar White. A vanned grill, quad exhausts, and Satin Black 21 inch diamond wheels complete the race track look.
The F1 safety car features a roll cage while the F1 Edition street-legal variant skips the bars. You can get Obsidian Black and Phantom Gray trim and upholstery that offers an aggressive but luxurious interior. The F1 Edition Vantage does pack serious muscle, including an AMG V8 engine that cranks out 527 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs of torque. The chassis has likewise been strengthened and the suspension tweaked to improve handling.
The Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and offers all around good performance on the road. It’ll be available as a hardtop coupe and as a droptop roadster. Pricing for this new Aston Martin for sale is going to start at $162,000, a $20,000 premium on the standard edition Aston Martin Vantage.
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