Product of the month
Just when you thought an SUV was about as big a departure from Aston Martin’s homeland as it could get, the Gaydon firm chucks another curveball into the market.
Late last year there was a tie-up with motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior, which will produce the new £93,000 track-only turbocharged AMB 001 superbike (below). But hot on the heels of that comes this run of bespoke helicopters in partnership with Airbus. The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the best of both worlds for luxury car and aviation enthusiasts alike. It is based on Airbus’s single-rotor ACH130, but Aston has taken over the interior and exterior styling. It comes in four Aston-flavoured liveries – from ‘Skyfall’ silver to ‘Stirling’ green – and features the Aston Martin Lagonda initials in the serial number. Aston has re-trimmed the cabin to mimic the interiors of its road cars, using stitching and detailing from the DB11, and materials such as ultra-suede from the Valkyrie hypercar, complete with a liberal sprinkling of Aston winged logos throughout and bespoke saddle bags.