Aston Martin Vanquish drops into Dubai - 2

Aston Martin has pulled off an impressive James Bond-style stunt over the skies of Dubai as part of the British brand’s centenary celebrations.

Using a helicopter, a brand new Aston Martin Vanquish, and the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the iconic car maker continued its celebrations marking 100 years since the founding of Aston Martin by completing the audacious stunt, airlifting the GT car 1000 feet above the ground and onto the famous hotel’s rooftop helipad.

Aston Martin Vanquish drops into Dubai - 1

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said the event underlined the company’s position as a globally renowned luxury car brand.

“Aston Martin remains one of the most exclusive and sought-after brands in the world, so it is only right that a key element of our year-long centenary celebrations takes place in a similarly high profile destination.”


Along with other celebrations due to take place worldwide over the next 12 months, Aston Martin is also offering exclusive Centenary Edition models of its V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide, and Vanquish, with just 100 examples of each being made.

Aston Martin officially began its 100-year festivities with a ceremony in London’s Henniker Mews – the original home of the company founded on January 15, 1913.

Now, to get the Vanquish down…

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  • pixxxels

    Completely pointless – and kind-of snobby – but devastatingly cool clip. Can you think of a more grandiose way to launch a car?

    Props to the helicopter pilot, that didn’t look too easy. 

    • Shak

      Very Suitably British i like to think. They are staid and conservative 99% of the time, but when it comes to the pride of Merry Ol’ England they go gangbusters!

    • Gazza

      Completely Fantastic well done Aston! A stunt fitting to the best sports cars in the world!

    • Brett

      pun intended?

  • Crummydore

    I kept thinking “Rock The Casbah” would have been a better song…

    What a load of wank all that was!

    Perhaps drifting around Silverstone would have been more appropriate.

  • TG

    Have they started filming the next James Bond flick already?

  • Zaccy16

    wouldn’t you be gutted if it wasn’t strapped down!

  • iamaguest

    bring it up and have a look……….

  • Nelson Muntz

    Now you can see why they cost so much in OZ Its a long way to deliver by Helicopter 

  • Frank

    One of the stupidest youtube clips I’ve ever wasted my life watching…

    • Gazza

      Why “FRANK” wouldnt you like to see your beige holden camira on that platorm?

  • Jono Hoang

    what a great advertising campaign!