Got a spare $6200? That’s how much a set of nine winged Aston Martin badges will set you back, with a limited run of 250 hand-painted to commemorate the racing brand’s entries in the 2016 World Endurance Championship.
For each race in the 2016 World Endurance Championship, Aston Martin had bespoke badges made in different colour schemes for its V8 Vantage GTE endurance racers — nine in total, one each for the UK’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, Belgium’s 6 Hours of Spa, France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Germany’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring, Mexico’s 6 Hours of Mexico, USA’s 6 Hours of Circuit Of The Americas, Japan’s 6 Hours of Fuji, China’s 6 Hours of Shanghai and Bahrain’s 6 Hours of Bahrain.
And now, if you’re a dead-keen WEC or Aston Martin Racing fan, you can own them yourself. £3750 is all it takes to commission one of the 250 sets, with each nine wings mounted on a clean white board and framed in a single setting. Each case is individually numbered, too, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
Aston Martin says each winged logo takes 20 hours to produce, with a combo of CAD design and computer-controlled milling, stamping and hand-cutting, and hand painting and polishing, required to get each badge to its finished state. The work is done by incredibly-British-sounding jewellery house Vaughtons in Birmingham’s world-famous Jewellery Quarter.
This weekend is the last WEC race of the year in Bahrain, and Aston Martin is in strong contention to win overall GT manufacturer honours with Danish team Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim also leading the GT Drivers and GTE Pro title categories. If you want to pick up a set, head to Aston Martin’s online store or pop into the brand’s boutique at Mayfair in London. [Aston Martin]