2012 Beijing Auto Show - Aston Martin Dragon 88 Limited Editions revealed
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- 12:54 am, April 24, 2012
As the name suggests, only 88 models will be built and sold in China.
Aston Martin has come to the 2012 Beijing Auto Show with three there special edition models in its "Dragon 88 Limited Edition" series, which specifically aims at the customers in the Chinese market and also marks the arrival of the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac.
The Dragon 88 Limited Edition will be made available with the Aston Martin DBS Volante, Virage coupe and the V8 Vantage S coupe. Each car will feature bespoke details that "celebrate the mystical qualities of the dragon symbol."
Under the "Dragon 88" trim, the cars will be adorned with 24-karat gold applied to the signature Aston Martin wing badges on the front and the embroidered dragon logo on the front seat headrests. The Limited Edition cars will be offered in three colour tones - Amethyst Red, Volcano Red and Champagne Gold. Each exterior colour comes with a unique interior finish that includes Spicy Red, Deep Purple and Red Chancellor respectively.
Other elements on the Limited Edition 99 are metal and burl Piano Black finishes with a contrasting Sahara Tan stitching, a special badging that comes with the model number, and dragon logo. True to its special edition nature, the plate is made out of filaments of Metallic Gold, Truffle Cream, Winter Wheat, and Kestrel Tan.
Lastly, the Limited Edition 88 with a set of alloy wheels in a ten-spoke design and silver finish and black brake calipers. As the name suggests, the British automaker will build only 88 models and each will be reserved exclusively for the Chinese market.
The Dragon 88 Limited Edition series reflects the importance of the Chinese market to Aston Martin, which will open 11 new dealerships throughout the Asian country in 2012, taking the total count to 20.
"The stunning Dragon 88 sports cars – hand-built by our world-class craftspeople in England – reflect the design flair and technical excellence of the luxurious Aston Martin brand," said Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin CEO said.
"I am very happy to be able to present these iconic cars on the world stage here in Beijing, and I and my staff in China look forward discussing them with visitors to the exhibition. This is the first time we have participated in a major automotive show in China since our wholly-owned subsidiary, Aston Martin Lagonda (China)Automobile Distribution Co., Ltd., became our general distributor in China in summer 2011," added Bez.
First Published on 12:54 am, April 24, 2012
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