Porsche is a brand of high-end luxury and sportscars with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, the company is best known for the 911 that’s been on sale since 1964. It’s also credited with designing the original Volkswagen Beetle in the 1930s under contract for the German government. This connection with Volkswagen exists today, as the latter became full owner of Porsche in July 2012.
The traditional gift, if someone has the longevity to celebrate a 100th anniversary of… well, anything, really, is a 10-carat diamond. In lieu of that, we’re going to recommend one of these Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition machines. After all, it’s nearly as sparkly as a diamond, and it’s probably a fair bit cheaper than a 10-carat diamond that’s got all four of its C’s in proper order.
The car’s exterior jewelry includes a graduated paint finish and solid sterling silver badges inlaid with enamel. Inside you’ll find Deep Soft Black leather (the same spec as used in the One-77) with contrasting silver stitching, embroidered headrests, and sterling silver sill plaques that are individually numbered (1-100, as only 100 models will be made).
If that’s not enough bling for your bucks, each car also comes with “a unique presentation box containing a number of exclusive gifts to mark the first 100 years of the company,” including “two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches made from leather matching the car’s interior trim, solid silver cufflinks featuring the Aston Martin script, solid silver Rollerball pen and high quality Bang & Olufsen headphones.”
Check out the complete press release below, but not before browsing our high-res image gallery above. Pricing is available by request, and remember, if you miss out on one of these, the automaker will also be offering Centenary Editions of its V8 Vantage, DB9 and Rapide.