Lovers of superfast luxury convertible car are in for a treat as Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante was revealed to the world at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Friday during Monterey Car Week.
The car comes in a limited edition of only 99 examples that will be built. Designed with a touch of Britain and Italy, the new car is a complement to its coupe counterpart, the Vanquish Zagato, unveiled earlier in May at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.
A model made for the North American market, the carbon-fiber-paneled convertible carries on the collaborative tradition between Aston Martin and Milan’s master design team Zagato—a partnership that started with the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car. Open-air exhilaration is provided by a 600 hp V-12 engine that allows hair-raising acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
With the same general body aesthetic as the Vanquish Zagato, the Volante variant features a hidden folding hood (inspired from the 1987 V8 Vanquish Volante); carbon-fiber sills along the circumference; round taillights with “bladed” LED illumination. It also features dominant side strakes, a reflection of those on the Aston Martin CC100 concept.
The new can comes with a pronounced forward stance, sculpted rear haunches plus an open-top tourer that gives it that rare aesthetics.
The interior design includes a cabin covered with anodized bronze and herringbone carbon-fiber accents along with Bridge of Weir leather seats stitched with a quilted Z pattern. This is also on the inside doors. There are headrests branded with the same letter in commemoration of the coachbuilder.
No official word on pricing yet, but reports show that the Vanquish Zagato Volante may go for from N267, 962, 500.00 ($500,000 to $850,000). Deliveries are planned to begin in 2017