Aston Martin applies Zircotec ceramic exhaust coating

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows edition is equipped with the ceramic coating from specialist heat management company Zircotec Group to treat the exhaust tailpipes of the limited-run vehicle. The coating was applied using an automated process, which ensures a high quality, consistent finish. Its automated capabilities allow the company to cater for large volumes, up to 100,000 parts a year, with additional programmes in place to increase this further, a press statement said.

“Zircotec is delighted to be associated with this project, which combines the visual and dynamic thrills of the latest limited-edition Aston Martin and the aviation legends of the Red Arrows. The use of our ceramic coating not only provides an aesthetically attractive finish but through the advanced thermal management of exhaust temperatures protects the custom Éclat red paint finish and expensive carbon fibre diffuser that encases the exhaust tips. The quality of the coating on an A-Class surface component has to be very high, particularly for a tailpipe, which is subjected to salt, moisture, stone chips and high temperatures. The proprietary way we apply the coating and our state-of-the-art automated process enable us to achieve this,” said Zircotec Group Sales Director, Graeme Barette.

Besides, the coating also provides resistance to flame and heat, corrosion protection, defence against staining and weather damage, and the ability to maintain aesthetics without flaking, pealing or chipping, the company claims.

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows editions are one of the most exclusive Aston Martins ever built.

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