Luxury automaker Aston Martin paired with fashionable fashion label Valentino to produce a special one-off Vanquish Volante. The unique creature boasts a camouflage exterior that succeeds at maintaining a stylish appeal, which is not typically the case when used. The Aston Martin Q personalization department had a heavy hand in the project, which was sold at a charity auction.
The Aston Martin Valentino Vanquish Volante packs the same powertrain, with the only alterations being in the aesthetics department. That means it is a 6.0-liter V12 vibrating with 568 horses and 465 pound-feet of decadent torque. This model hits the 0-60 mile per hour sprint in less than 4 seconds with a top speed exceeding 200 miles per hour, though it may be difficult to spot in all that camo. The duo enjoyed the opportunity to break the monotony and work together on a project, with the added benefit of helping others in need.
The charity auction was held in London by Cash & Rocket, with proceeds benefiting Shine On Sierra Leone, Sumbandila and Orphanaid Africa. The pairing makes perfect sense because members of Aston Martin and Valentino are partners on the charity board. Will the rather unexpected exterior gain traction and lead to an onslaught of special orders? Not likely, but at least it went for a good cause!
According to Aston Martin design lead Marek Reichman: “It is very exciting for us in the Aston Martin design team to work alongside the designers at Valentino and create this unique piece of automotive haute couture. Cash & Rocket is a truly worthy charity, raising awareness and funds for an amazing cause, and we have created a wonderful piece of motoring art to support the auction.”