Aston Martin performs a tour de force of the most important contests of elegance in the world. After the Vanquish Zagato was unveiled on the occasion of Villa d`Este Elegance Contest, the English manufacturer and the Italian coach builder returned to Pebble Beach with the convertible version of the supercar Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante.
The new model continues the tradition of Zagato convertibles, which started in 1987, with the V8 Vantage Volante Zagato model, produced in 37 copies, and continued in 2003 with the DB AR1 based on the DB7 Volante. The latter was also produced in only 99 copies.
The design of the Vanquish Aston Martin Zagato Volante is identical to the coupe version, except for the lack of rigid roof which was replaced by a retractable roof.
Lights with LED technology are borrowed from the Vulcan model. The sports attitude comes not only from the speed and horsepower, but also from appearance and construction. For this reason, this model is built from carbon fiber, to make its weight as small as possible. Marek Reichman, Design Director of this supercar, says that the Vanquish Volante Zagato is more fluid and more athletic than the coupe version.
The power will be provided by a V12 engine with a displacement of 5.9 liters, scheduled to retire in the near future. Compared to the standard version of Volante, the creation developed with Zagato has 592 horsepower and can reach 100 km / h in about 3.7 seconds.
Like the coupe variant, only 99 examples will be built starting this fall, which means that the price will be worthy.
Inside, on the headrests and door, Zagato’s logo is stamped as a simple Z.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Zagato is the product of a partnership between Aston Martin and Italian designers who have prepared the DB4 GT Zagato racing model in 1960.
Aston Martin says the Zagato Volante is a car produced exclusively for the North American market and is built in a total of 99 models. Therefore, we infer that many car collectors will want to have it in their garage because very soon it will have an even higher price tag, once it can be considered a collectible car.
For the pleasure and surprise of the public they also brought at the exhibition models like DB5, a car desired by all car lovers, which is very popular, the DB10 from the latest James Bond film – Spectre, and new series GT, produced by Aston Martin: DB11.
“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasized the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form. The Vanquish Zagato Volante illustrates the ways in which Aston Martin design can evolve in collaboration with such a trusted and long-standing partner” said Marek Reichman, chief creative officer and EVP for Aston Martin.