Following on from the Vanquish Zagato Coupe revealed earlier this year, Aston Martin has unveiled a drop-top version this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante will be strictly built to a limited production run of 99 cars at company headquarters in Gaydon, England.
Like the hard-top, the convertible features an enhanced version of Aston Martin’s V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 592 bhp with a projected 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
Design changes include twin cowls on the rear deck that blend into the leading edge of the luggage compartment, concealing a bespoke folding hood derived from the mechanism used in the Vanquish Volante.
“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasised the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form. We’ve endeavoured to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasise the car’s sculpted rear haunches,” says Aston Martin’s EVP and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman.
Inside, the Volante features herringbone carbon-fibre, anodized bronze detailing and Bridge of Weir leather. The car also gets a custom signature ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch on both seat and door sections, as well as the trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on the headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Previous Aston Martin Zagato convertibles have included the V8 Vantage Volante, first shown in Geneva in 1987 and the DB AR1 in 2003. Developed as an open-topped Zagato-bodied DB7 and also limited to 99 units, DB AR1 was similarly designed for the North American market.
Customer deliveries of the new Vanquish Zagato Volante are set to begin in 2017.
Source: Aston Martin