After the Vanquish Zagato Coupe debuted at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in May, Aston Martin has stunned showgoers at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the Volante convertible version. Reportedly driven by "overwhelming" customer interest for the hardtop, the Volante will be limited to just 99 cars, with a price believed to be upwards of £500,000.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest creation from a six-decade partnership between the British sports car maker and the Italian coachbuilding company. It uses the same V12 as the hardtop providing 592bhp. The car is able to reach 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. The styling is radically altered over the standard Vanquish, with a gaping grille, striking LED running lights and a shapely rear end.
The interior features herringbone carbon-fibre, Bridge of Weir leather, and anodised bronze elements. There are also plenty of Z-shaped highlights throughout the cabin, including embossed logos on the headrests, stitching on the centre console, and quilt pattern stitching on the door and seat trims. Aston says this latest Zagato model is aimed especially for the North American market, much like the 2003 DB AR1, an open-topped Zagato-bodied DB7. Customer deliveries for the Zagato Volante will begin in 2017.