Top 5 Most Influential Aston MartinsAston Martin

Iconic British sports car maker Aston Martin celebrates 100 years of production today and to celebrate, they are releasing an achingly cool Centenary Edition Vanquish.

The new model features the same tell tale V12 engine and Vanquish underpinnings but a unique graduated paint finish and a limited run of just 100 models will catapult this limited edition into the super-cool stratosphere.

The Vanquish is the latest Aston Martin to roll out of the production plant at Gaydon but it wouldn't have made the same impact on the motoring world if it weren't for the brands illustrious history of sports car production. Here are the five Astons that made the company what it is today.