But that’s probably small change if you can afford the $850,000 asking price.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is breathtakingly beautiful from every angle. Only 99 units are rolling off the production line, each costing a whopping $850,000. Under the hood is a 5.9-liter V12 engine that produces 592 horsepower, allowing the stunning convertible to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
For such a special car, a standard grille simply isn't going to suffice. That's why Aston Martin offers a more opulent grille as an optional extra for the Vanquish Zagato Volante that costs, wait for it, £30,000 – that's nearly $39,000. Welcome to the world of an Aston Martin owner.
To put that into context, the Vanquish Zagato Volante's grille costs more than a base model Volkswagen Golf R. Then again, $39,000 is probably small change if you can afford the $850,000 asking price.
How does Aston Martin justify this cost? As revealed by YouTuber Mr JWW, the component is a single-piece aluminum grille offered as an extra option over the vehicle's standard black grille. Together with the matching small decorative grilles around the taillights, this aluminum grille takes 3,000 hours to machine and complete. An Aston Martin One-77, on the other hand, takes 3,000 hours to build in its entirety. That's a lot of labor and expense for components that don't have any significant aerodynamic functions.
The stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato comes in four delicious flavors: a fixed-roof coupe, a convertible, a speedster, and a shooting brake. Each model is limited to 99 examples apart from the Speedster, which is limited to just 28. Amazingly, one lucky guy recently managed to snap up all four Vanquish Zagato models to create a dream garage. Not that we're jealous, or anything.