aston martin collaborates with valentino to build a distinct V12 vanquish volante
photos courtesy of cash and rocket





luxury brands valentino and  aston martin come together for cash & rocket to create an unique V12 ‘vanquish volante’ with a camouflage paint and the italian fashion house’s hallmark finish. the project was organized for cash & rocket, a platform for high-end global brands to promote products in fresh ways while aiming to raise money for charities around the world. the ‘vanquish volante’ was developed with valentino design directors grazia chiuri and pierpaolo piccioli through the british manufactures bespoke service  ‘Q by aston martin’. with a light aluminum structure and clothed in carbon fibre, the 565 bhp sports car can still go 317 km/h (197 mph), and 0 – 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds.

the aston martin has a 6.0 liter V12 engine



‘I am excited that we have been able to bring together two lead partners for our 2015 event to create such an amazing vehicle and then for them to allow us to auction it to the benefit of our three charity partners – shine on sierra leone, orphanaid africa and sumbandila. to make the investment of time, money and creative energy and to produce a unique item is inspiring and truly embodies the spirit of Cash & Rocket and our ladies – don’t just be something, do something!’ says julie brangstrup, CEO and founder of cash & rocket.

the custom ‘vantage’ comes in open air convertible 



‘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,’ says marek reichman, CEO of aston martin. ‘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. this is a unique collaboration and a rare mix of iconic luxury marques, I can’t wait to see the finished car!’  the car will be auctioned during the cash & rocket opening gala dinner on may 14, 2015 in london england. 

interior wraps the driver in carbon fibre finishes


the alloy wheels are embellished with valentino accents