The holiday season is still almost three months away, but it looks like someone already started to feel "in the spirit." Neiman Marcus announced today the first details on a special edition Aston Martin Vanquish Volante that will be sold in their annual Christmas Book.
The model is painted in an exclusive Seychelles Blue combined with a bright-finish grille and an Atlantic Blue roof. Bi-xenon headlights also chip in to give the Aston a stunning look in the dark. On the corners, the special-edition Vanquish Volante features 20-spoke, lightweight alloy wheels and blue brake calipers peeking through.
For the interior, the new special edition adds sports seats wrapped in black leather with contrasting Aurora Blue stitching and, of course, Neiman Marcus nomenclature embroidered on headrests. The same Aurora Blue paint sees use on the quilted door insert, the contrast stitching on the Obsidian Black steering wheel and the gearshift paddles.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition is priced at $344,500 and will be limited to only 10 units. For each unit sold, Neiman Marcus will donate $3,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
Under its hood, the Neiman Marcus Edition retains the 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that produces a healthy 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
Updated 11/14/2013: Aston Martin unveiled a new set of images for the Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition that will be unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Find the new pictures in the gallery!
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.
Aston Martin unveiled the Vanquish Volante a few months after the coupe version was dropped on the market.
Under the hood, the Vanquish Volante retains the usual AM11 naturally aspirated, 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 457 pound-feet at 5,500 rpm. Mated to a Touchtronic 2 six-speed, automatic gearbox, the convertible delivers a 0-to-60 mph sprint time of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.
A base Vanquish Volante is priced from $297,995.
Gallery Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
The weather outside is delightful—the perfect impetus to take your Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, one of only 10 in the world, for an afternoon of motoring.
With its elegant profile and confident, sexy stance, this automotive masterpiece scores high marks on good looks alone. But there’s more to this machine than meets the eye. Beneath its NM Exclusive Seychelles Blue exterior exists the culmination of a century of technological and engineering prowess.
Handbuilt in Gaydon, England, your Vanquish Volante sports a 100% carbon fiber shell—the first ever in Aston Martin’s history—allowing for a much lighter car with greater torsional and structural rigidity, while enhancing safety, performance, and handling. A new, naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, V-12 engine produces some 565 horsepower and is tuned to deliver 457 pound-feet of torque, available and accessible throughout the rev range to deliver an enhanced performance feel. The engine sends the drive strictly to the rear wheels via a six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, making acceleration smooth, steady, and, above all, responsive.
The forecast is promising. Perhaps a spontaneous trip to the shore is in order? You load the bespoke leather luggage into the trunk before sliding behind the wheel. With a turn of the ignition, the throaty engine roars to life. A three-mode Adaptive Damping System allows you to choose the character of your ride. Cruising down the coastline, you wonder what it would be like to put the reported 180-plus mph max speed to the test. Like a certain secret agent, you have a penchant for these beautiful British automobiles—and a taste for adventure.
With every purchase of the Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Neiman Marcus will donate $3,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Reserve this luxury car by calling 1-888-756-0775, beginning promptly at noon EDT on October 23, 2013. For more information, visit www.astonmartin.com/en-US/cars/vanquish-volante and/or watch the video.
Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante $344,500
All sales will be conducted solely by participating authorized Aston Martin dealers in the United States. Limit one vehicle per qualified customer. No dealer purchases will be permitted. Price excludes all taxes, title, licensing, and registration fees, plus delivery and handling charges. Availability limited to the first 10 qualified customers. Neiman Marcus is acting as the advertiser for this product. Delivery to occur before February 2014.