Aston Martin has revealed the Vanquish Zagato Volante at the the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The supercar would be strictly built to a limited production run of 99 cars at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England. It would be showcased alongside Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe, which is making its North American debut at the Pebble Beach. The deliveries for Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante are set to begin in 2017.
“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. Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest creation from a collaboration that reaches back over nearly six decades, beginning with the beautifully muscular DB4 GT Zagato race car of 1960 and includes the DB7 Vantage Zagato of 2002, 2011’s V12 Vantage Zagato and the most recent Vanquish Zagato Coupe announced earlier this year.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante shares its proportions with the Coupe, with a classic Zagato twist, evoked by round tail light reflectors that use the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan supercar. The twin cowls on the rear deck blend into the leading edge of the luggage compartment, concealing a bespoke folding hood derived from the mechanism used in the Vanquish Volante. Carbon fibre sills around the lower body create a pronounced horizontal emphasis that runs from front to rear. Inside the cabin, Aston Martin's specialist 'Q' division can add further personalisation and enhancement to a cabin finished with rich and highly luxurious materials, including herringbone carbon-fibre, anodized bronze detailing and the finest Bridge of Weir leather. The Volante features the unique signature ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch on both seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on the headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Both the Vanquish Zagato Volante and Vanquish Zagato Coupe share an enhanced version of Aston Martin's iconic V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 592bhp with a projected 0-100kmph time of 3.8 seconds. “The Vanquish Zagato Volante illustrates the ways in which Aston Martin design can evolve in collaboration with such a trusted and long-standing partner,' says Reichman. “Vanquish Zagato Volante continues Aston Martin's new century of innovation and creativity, strengthening the association between these great automotive marques in the process”.