The S Ultimate is based on the regular S so uses the same 595bhp 6.0-litre motor and eight-speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox, enabling it to hit 62mph in 3.5sec and reach a 201mph top speed. It also sits on three-stage adaptive damping and comes with carbon ceramic brakes and carbonfibre exterior trim.
What sets the Ultimate apart from its sibling is an exclusive choice of three bespoke design themes. The first, Contrasting Carbon, mixes Ultimate Black paintwork with Copper Bronze accents outside and Obsidian Black leather with Kestral Tan accents inside. The second theme, Sport Line, paints the car Zenon Grey and adds Cobalt Blue graphics, with yellow and blue accents contrasting Phantom Grey leather inside. The final theme, Modern Lux, uses White Gold paintwork with bronze graphics outside, with Chesnut Tan leather and black accents inside.
All Ultimate models get quilting and headrest embroidery, carbon sills and individual number plaques. Just 175 units of the Ultimate will be made, with prices for coupés starting at £211,995 and the Volante £223,995 - with both models costing £12,045 more than the regular S equivalents.
Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said of the designs: “With the Ultimate Edition, we have accentuated the Vanquish S’s unique blend of tradition, technology and craftsmanship with a selection of three bold exterior paint schemes and hugely appealing interior packages that make creative use of exciting materials."