2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition arrives in LA

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 24, 2013

A bespoke example of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante was introduced to the public at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. It actually was initially presented this summer at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week. At the show in LA, the new Vanquish was displayed in conjunction with dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin of California.

Q by Aston Martin (the brand’s bespoke customisation division) handcrafted the Neiman Marcus Edition Vanquish Volante. This exclusive car took inspiration from the iconic (1969) DB6 Volante owned by HRH Prince of Wales. In fact, it was featured in the Royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

It made its debut as one of the items on the 2013 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Catalogue. Only 10 examples will be made of this model, which is the first Vanquish Volante to be available in the U.S. Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante ever built in the company’s long 100-year history. It’s also the stiffest Volante body structure built by the engineering team at Aston Martin’s global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.

The new car is fitted with a triple-skin lightweight fabric roof that can be used during speeds of up to 30 mph. Folding it only takes 14 seconds. This means that the switch from enclosed to open top motoring, or vice versa, can be easily done even while the car is moving. The new Vanquish Volante is at the top of the sports car lineup, together with its coupe variant.

The new Volante gets all the technical, engineering and design improvements seen in the Vanquish coupe. The Vanquish Volante is clearly the most beautiful car in its class as it keeps the coupe’s full breadth of dynamic character and sporting performance. It is powered by the same new AM11 6.0-litre V12 engine used on the coupe. Both offer amazing performance figures, including a top speed of 183 mph.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


In September, Honda unveiled the concept form of the new Honda Civic Type R at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Halfway around the world and around two months later, Honda...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda is showcasing its Honda Project 2&4 for the first time in North America at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Honda 2&4 concept – a collaboration between Honda's...
by - November 23, 2015
SUVs are known more for their functionality than their performance and design. But what would you say about an SUV that combines the best aspects of these three elements? At...
by - November 23, 2015
Fans of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport should definitely look forward to the vehicle’s 2016 model year. According to details revealed by Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the vehicle will...
by - November 23, 2015
2015 Los Angeles Auto Show has been abuzz with new concept cars from various auto makers. One of these concepts is the Volvo Concept 26 from Volvo Cars. Autonomy is...
by - November 23, 2015