Would you rather drive or sail?

Remember the bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Volante inspired by the AM37 powerboat that the British firm unveiled in late 2016? I certainly do and I remember wondering about how much such a car would cost. Well, Aston Martin just unveiled pricing information and said the car is actually available for purchase. Although it was initially believed that it was commissioned by a customer, the one-off convertible is actually for sale at Aston Martin Reading, which is part of the H.R. Owen Group and costs a whopping £236,950.

That’s a £29,000 premium over the stock Vanquish Volante and makes the AM37 as expensive as an actual yacht. For instance, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey boat from 2015 will set you back £225,000 and comes with three cabins, two showers, and all the room you need for a party away from the shore. Not to mention that you save some £10,000 for supplies Granted, the boat has only 75 horsepower and won’t get you anywhere in a hurry, but the Vanquish Volante barely has room for four.

Anyway, making this unique grand tourer special is the bespoke Concours Blue paint on the outside and the Q-exclusive semi-aniline leather upholstery in Chestnut Tan and White Essence on the inside. Built to celebrate Aston Martin’s partnership with Quintessence Yachts, the AM37 Vanquish Volante also features Q Conker Saddle carpets with Q-exclusive Conker Saddle overmats, Q Rosewood High Gloss Fascia, Q Fender and Buckle Badges with white enamel infill, a full Q matching tailored luggage set, and a special plaque in honor of its status as a one-of-one model, reading: “specially commissioned by Q to commemorate the AM37 yacht launch – 1 of 1.”

Pretty fancy, huh?

Under the hood, this Vanquish Volante is standard business, featuring the familiar 5.9-liter V-12 engine rated at 568 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes only 4.1 seconds, while top speed is rated at 183 mph.

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Aston Martin Builds Unique, Yacht-Inspired Vanquish Volante; Costs as much as a Yacht High Resolution Interior
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Although it costs a fortune compared to other vehicles out there, the AM37 isn’t that much more expensive than the standard Vanquish Volante. For an extra £29,000 you can get a unique paint and upholstery, as well as the privilege of owning a one-off Aston Martin. Not a bad deal at the end of the day. You could still buy a yacht though...

Press Release

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen has welcomed a completely individual and exceptionally rare Aston Martin to its Reading showroom.

The Vanquish Volante AM37 Edition by Q is a one-of-one model that can’t be seen anywhere else but Aston Martin Reading – part of the H.R. Owen Group – featuring striking Concours Blue paintwork and a unique Q exclusive Semi Aniline leather interior in Chestnut Tan and White Essence.

Aston Martin Builds Unique, Yacht-Inspired Vanquish Volante; Costs as much as a Yacht High Resolution Exterior
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Commissioned by Aston Martin Lagonda to celebrate the launch of the brand’s partnership with Quintessence Yachts, the AM37 Vanquish Volante was penned by the most experienced Aston designers and ties in perfectly with the opulent style of the AM37 powerboat.

It features numerous touches that make it a totally unique prospect, too, including a full Q exclusive interior featuring one-off colours and quilting, Q Conker Saddle carpets with Q exclusive Conker Saddle overmats, Q Rosewood High Gloss Fascia, Q Fender and Buckle Badges with white enamel infill and a full Q matching tailored luggage set.

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The car also comes complete with a special plaque in honour of its status as a one-of-one model, reading: “specially commissioned by Q to commemorate the AM37 yacht launch – 1 of 1.”

The open-top Volante cuts a stylish figure in the H.R. Owen Reading showroom, plus it has plenty to offer on the road. Thanks to its raucous 5.9-litre V12 engine, the AM37 is capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and on to a 183mph top speed.

Aston Martin Builds Unique, Yacht-Inspired Vanquish Volante; Costs as much as a Yacht High Resolution Interior
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It’s the very pinnacle of luxury that can only be viewed and purchased from H.R. Owen, the world’s leading luxury dealer group. H.R. Owen’s stature in the automotive world as the very best in the business means it can offer the most exclusive and sought-after cars in the world, and the AM37 epitomises that.

Ian Barrow, General Manager of Aston Martin Reading, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this completely unique Vanquish Volante to a very lucky buyer. It’s a one-of-one car that isn’t available anywhere else and is the ultimate piece of Aston Martin memorabilia. And as it was commissioned in line with the launch of the AM37 powerboat, it’s a true luxury product and a celebration of automotive and nautical excellence.”

Aston Martin Builds Unique, Yacht-Inspired Vanquish Volante; Costs as much as a Yacht High Resolution Interior
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The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante AM37 Edition by Q is available to purchase for £236,950.

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