The Vanquish Zagato Volante May Be Pebble Beach's Sexiest Convertible


It's packing 600 horsepower and only 99 will be made.

Just a few months after stunning the automotive world with the Vanquish Zagato Aston Martin is back at it again, this time with Vanquish Zagato Volante. The convertible was announced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance almost exactly three months after the hardtop Zagato-styled Vanquish wowed the crowd at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. The two cars are similar in many ways, starting under the hood. Both sport a tuned V12, with the Vanquish Zagato Volante’s mill churning out 600 hp.

A run form 0-60 mph is projected by Aston Martin to take just 3.7 seconds, which is just off the 3.5 seconds it takes the hardtop Vanquish Volante to do the same sprint. In terms of design and proportions the two Zagato Astons are identical. Both have a bladed tail light design inspired by the Vulcan supercar. In terms of exterior bits it looks like all the performance aero pieces were carried over from the coupe, including that massive rear diffuser. The interior can be customized by Q, Aston Martin’s in-house customization service. But to let people know that you’re driving a special car designed by Zagato there needs to be some branding. As such the design house’s “Z” stitch pattern is present on both the doors and seats.

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There’s a “Z” embossed on the headrests and stitched into the center console as well. Unlike with the Vanquish Zagato, Aston Martin wasted no time confirming that the Vanquish Zagato Volante will see production. Like its hardtop twin the convertible will get a limited run of just 99 units. What isn’t known yet is how many of those will be allotted to America and how powerful said American cars will be. Remember that the Vanquish Zagato was offered with a 600-horsepower V12 everywhere but the US (our V12 only made 576 horsepower). Enjoy these press images and let us know what you think of Aston Martin and Zagato’s latest creation.

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