The Beijing Auto Show has become one of the biggest auto shows in the world, largely because of China’s growing stature as the biggest auto market in the world. So with the ever-increasing spotlight shining brighter and brighter on this event, automakers have taken notice and have put their best feet forward with the cars they bring.

One automaker in particular is Aston Martin, which is coming to Beijing with a special "Limited Edition 88" model. The special edition Aston will be available in a number of models, including the V8 Vantage S, the Virage, and the DBS. A big allure of the Limited Edition 88 model is the fact that it’s being built to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon with the number 88 playing a prominent part, largely because of the number’s symbolism for good fortune and prosperity.

The Limited Edition 88 can be had in a number of different color tones, including Amethyst Red, Volcano Red, and Champagne Gold. Each exterior color comes with a unique interior finish that includes Spicy Red, Deep Purple, and Red Chancellor.

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.

Then there’s the Aston Martin logo, which can be found on the tailgate and is coated with 24-karat gold. Lastly, the Limited Edition 88 has been fitted with a new set of alloy wheels in a ten-spoke design and silver finish and black brake calipers.

The British automaker will only produce 88 models and each will be reserved exclusively for the Chinese market.


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  (577) posted on 06.4.2012

For a limited edition, this is really one high-end vehicle.

  (541) posted on 06.1.2012

Aston Martin is in dire elaboration of its components to make it accurately resembling a dragon. I’d love it more if its power is as high as the force of the said legendary creature.

  (473) posted on 05.4.2012

I hate that it is limited! I like its clear resemblance to a dragon, which is like its mere concept; Aston Martin is very accurate on detailing.

  (595) posted on 04.25.2012

It’s a beautiful piece of innovation with a deep aggression on its feel. However, its interior looks cheap compared to its exterior.

  (382) posted on 04.25.2012

It’s truly a good-looking car; the features actually resemble a dragon, and the color toning is complementary. How much will this cost?

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