The Vanquish is what Aston Martin calls a super-cruiser, a car which is capable of cruising down the highway at speeds of over 120 MPH, all while its interior remains quiet enough that people can talk in a normal tones. In order to make the car even more special and raise funds for charity, Valentino and Aston Martin design a unique V12 Vanquish Volante which has been auctioned back in May 2015. The price of the car has been kept a secret but all the other details have been shown to the public at a later date.
Valentino and Aston Martin design a unique V12 Vanquish Volante
The model is a special edition which has been developed by Aston Martin’s bespoke firm called Q. They worked together with an Italian fashion house in order to develop the interior as well as with a well known luxury brand to develop the exterior looks of the car. At first there have been rumors about a few other models built in a similar trend but it seems that this was the last one of its kind.
V12 Vanquish Volante Engine
Under the hood of the special edition Volante there is the same 6 liter naturally aspirated V12 also found in the usual car. This remains just as capable as before with an output of 568 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque which is not that impressive by today’s standards but it is more than enough for a long distance cruiser. Thanks to this engine and the incredibly smooth 8 speed automatic gearbox, the Vanquish Volante will hit 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds while having a maximum top speed of around 200 MPH.
When they first announced that Valentino and Aston Martin design a unique V12 Vanquish Volante, many people thought that the car would get a specially made interior. It seems that this was partially true. The car did receive a unique color scheme for its leather upholstery and for all the other trimmings inside the cabin but the seats, dashboard and steering wheel remained unchanged from the base version. On top of that, the roof received a special color which is not usually available for usual customers.
V12 Vanquish Volante Exterior
The exterior of this special edition V12 Vanquish Volante is the most impressive feature about the car. While the interior is understated with a blue-gray color scheme, the exterior comes in a bold camouflage design scheme which has not been used on any other super-car. This paint scheme combiners black, gray, blue, green and yellow for a really unique effect which really makes it stand out. The wheels have also been updated with a new bronze-like color that perfectly complements the exterior.