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Video Review: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
The Grandest of Tourers


That face. Those eyes. Those hips.

I could, of course, be referring to a beautiful woman. I’m not. Instead, I’m closing my eyes and picturing a beautiful car. It’s the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, and it’s $300,000 worth of proof that art doesn’t need to be stationary.

[Disclaimer: Aston Martin loaned me the car for a few days and included a full tank of gas. I filled the car up a few more times… not just with fuel either, as I actually got a chance to use the tire repair system when one of the Pirellis developed a leak.]

aston martin overhead

Special thanks to Leonard Mayorquin and Joe Costa. They took some great photos and assisted with a portion of the video production. The audio issue during the driving scene, however, is completely my own fault.

[Images copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Joe Costa/Leonard Mayorquin]

  • I hate you Jeff. (no I´m jealous)

  • eric meadows

    This is adream car how many were made?

  • Van_Sarockin

    Such a beautiful piece of rolling sculpture. And they have the good sense not to hide the engine with a plastic hat. But a two ton two seater?

    • Sadly, such is life these days…

      • That explains the 20" rims wrapped over 18" front disks! I actually found that a little off-putting, visually, it's like 90% brakes in your face and 10% oh, hello pretty wheel!

  • POLAЯ☄NienSlooshboxn

    One big Coke bottle of Fix-A-Flaccid.

    • Vairship

      It's called the InContiMobility kit.

      • POLAЯ☄NienSlooshboxn

        Some say you may have spelled Cont wrong.

  • I've never driven a $300K convertible but I've driven plenty of convertibles, and in every one, as soon as the top goes down I forget what the hell I'm driving. K-Car, Land Yacht, Scout, even a 4 cylinder Fox Mustang. Even a traffic jam is, like, Wheee! I'm like a dog in a pickup.

  • skitter

    Lovely pictures. And don't worry about the audio issue.
    Anyone who can beatbox alongside a running commentary gets a pass.

    One concern: That front air dam, carbon or not, is… unfortunate. It's probably back to the same EuroPedestrianImpact regulations that turn all the noses up.

  • I_Borgward

    That can in the cupholder certainly added some tension!

  • Looks like you picked up a Rock Star in your SoCal Aston Martin.