Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. It is another one of Aston Martin’s collaboration projects with Zagato that is seen to be at par with the beauty that was the 1960 DB4 GT. It is distinctly Zagato but it comes with certain flourishes that make it even more remarkable.
The Vanquish Zagato comes with a trademark double-bubble roof and a very imposing front grille that adds to its unique Zagato styling. It also comes with quad exhausts that help us hear the roar of its 5.9-liter V12 engine better. The Vanquish Zagato can make up to 600 horsepower, making it 27 horsepower more awesome than the regular Vanquish. To make the car even more special, it comes with supportive leather seats embellished with a unique “Z” quilting pattern.
Not long after the British luxury car manufacturer introduced the hardtop Vanquish Zagato, the automaker has once again made an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with another showstopper. Aston Martin once again wowed the crowd with an even more stunning masterpiece, the Vanquish Zagato Volante – a convertible version of the hardtop Vanquish Zagato.
There are a lot of similarities between the two cars and one of them is the same 600 horsepower-making V12 engine. Aston Martin projects that the Vanquish Volante is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, 0.2 seconds off the regular hardtop version. Both come with the same exquisite design and proportions with the same bladed tail light design (an inspiration from the Vulcan supercar) and the performance aero pieces on the coupe such as its massive rear diffuser were also carried over to the convertible.
Moreover, to add a little oomph and branding on this special car, Aston Martin’s in-house customization service Q stitched over the “Z” insignia on the Vanquish Volante convertible’s doors and seats. The insignia is also embossed on the headrests and stitched on the center console.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s EVP and Chief Creative Officer, is proud of this new model and is confident that the Vanquish Zagato Volante will embody the British luxury car maker’s new century of innovation and creativity and will strengthen their partnership with big automotive marques in the process. The Vanquish Zagato Volante is another powerful addition to Aston Martin’s superb line of collaboration projects with Zagato. It embodies the same refinement and capabilities that is inherent in all Aston Martin models as well as the characteristic Zagato design.
As there has been an overwhelming interest for the coupe, it may be the reason why Aston Martin was driven to create its stunning convertible partner. Collectors may also be ecstatic to know that this will be strictly a limited edition model. Only 99 units will be sold, each produced at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England. Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2017 and the only question that’s left is how many of these elegant pieces will make its way to America and how powerful will they be. The hardtop version has been offered with a 600-horsepower tap except in the US where only 576 horsepower will be offered. Well for some it wouldn’t matter as its aesthetic beauty is enough to leave people slack jawed.