If you’ve been looking for a V-12-powered British GT car you can take on hunting trips, then your long arduous search has finally come to an end. Created in conjunction with Italian fashion designer Valentino, this Aston Martin Vanquish Volante wears a unique deep-woods camouflage livery that ensures the 14-point buck in your sights will never see you coming. Though, with that engine note, we can’t promise he won’t hear you.

Ok, so it wasn’t actually built for hunting (though you shouldn’t let that stop you). Customized by Aston’s Q bespoke service, this special Vanquish was recently auctioned off at the Cash & Rocket opening Gala Dinner in London, where proceeds went to women and children’s charities in Africa, including Shine On Sierra Leone, OrphanAid Africa and Sumbandila.

The Aston Marton Vanquish Volante is a drop-top super-tourer with a 568-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 that’s capable of 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. This example’s hammer price wasn’t made available at the time of writing, but we suspect it went for well above the Vanquish Volante’s base price just under $300,000.

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Why it matters

While that camo livery might not be for everyone, it’s definitely unique, and it might make more sense if you’re a fashionista (As a self-confessed fashion illiterate, I had to Google “Valentino” while I was writing this). There’s also the good karma that comes with donating to a worthy cause.

Just add a gun rack and you’re ready to go.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

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Press Release

Two global luxury brands are coming together to create a
unique sports car that will feature the British design excellence of Aston
Martin and incorporate the iconic Italian style of Valentino.

One-Off Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Auctioned For Charity Interior Exterior
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Valentino design directors Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are partnering with
world ‐ renowned British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin to create a
unique Vanquish sports car through its Q by Aston Martin bespoke service. This
exclusive sports car features the Valentino Camouflage livery and is further
embellished with the brand’s iconic studs. The car will be auctioned during the Cash
& Rocket opening Gala Dinner on 14 May in London, with proceeds donated to the
charities involved.

‘I am so proud to be supporting Cash & Rocket for the third year in a row, to help in
collecting funds for women and children who need our help. As a woman and
mother I strongly believe that it is fundamental to help all women and children to
give each of them equal opportunities’ says Maria Grazia Chiuri Co ­‐ Creative Director,
and driver of one of the Aston Martins in the event.

‘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.
This is a unique collaboration and a rare mix of iconic luxury marques,
I can’t wait to see the finished car!’
says Marek Reichman Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin.

One-Off Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Auctioned For Charity Interior Exterior
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‘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, Cash & Rocket.

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