Aston Martin has come up with its Dragon 88 model in China, in order to commemorate Year of the Dragon, a symbol of power, good fortune and prosperity, whereas Rolls Royce has already paid its tribute to this Chinese mythical animal. Vibrant, rich and traditional Chinese art and history will be represented with Dragon 88’s colors, and with its headrest embroidery designed with the inspiration from Beijing’s famous Nine-Dragon Wall in Beihai Park, based on the left-most dragon on the Beihai wall.
Dragon 88’s delicate three exterior colors complemented by its interiors featuring piano black decorated dashboard and light-colored metal parts is its exquisite feature. Buyer is also facilitated to choose from three interior colors, Volcano Red representing the dragon’s fire, Champagne Gold representing dragon’s prestige and status along with fortune and wealth, and Amethyst Red representing peace and protection. A unique laser engraved badge, limited edition logo and tag number defines the exclusivity of each Dragon 88 edition. Each car is configured with special silver-plated wheels, along with unique spoke designs with black brake calipers. Dragon 88 cars sports 24K gold-plated Aston Martin’s iconic wings logo on the hood and rear of each vehicle, and the permanent life of this British handmade logo has been ensured with its nickel plating and coating process along with gold plating.
Aston Martin’s Dragon 88 editions will be made available on the Virage, DBS and V8 Vantage S models, and pricing details are expected to be unveiled officially at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012. Aston Martin has seven dealerships stores in the Chinese market, and has recently opened its largest ever showroom in downtown Shanghai, considering China’s strong demand for super luxury cars.