The bespoke badges are all hand-painted in the national flags of the eight nations hosting each round of the 2016 WEC series – starting with a union flag wings badge for this weekend’s 6 Hours of Silverstone race.
The badges have been made by jewellery artists at Vaughtons in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, using a combination of CAD equipment and 120-year old jewellery making machinery.
Aston Martin’s ultra-bespoke Q division had overseen the project. General manager for Q by Aston Martin Dr. Matthew Bennett said: “Our service endeavours to provide customers with a range of unique and personalised options for their road cars and I’m proud to be able to bring a bespoke touch of luxury to our Aston Martin Racing entries for the 2016 season.
“We look forward to seeing these iconic Aston Martin wings badges take to some of the world’s leading race circuits”.
So how’s Aston hoping to do in WEC this year with its V8 Vantage GTE racers? Pretty well, hopes Aston Martin Racing team principal Paul Howarth. “This season really is a fresh start for us,” he said.
“With a re-balanced driver line-up and our new V8 Vantage GTE making its competitive debut this weekend, I’m confident that we can put in strong performances throughout the season and carry these wings to strong race results”.