Yet another car announced at Pebble Beach, California: To accompany the North American debut of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe at the prestigious Concors d’Elegance, Aston Martin is proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Volante. But sadly, because of the overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed coupe, the Volante will be strictly built to a limited production run of 99 cars at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.
Strong and reputable ancestry
The Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest creation in a lineage that boasts a history that reaches back over nearly six decades, beginning with the beautifully muscular DB4 GT Zagato race car of 1960, the V8 Vantage Volante, first shown in Geneva in 1987, the DB7 Vantage Zagato of 2002, DB AR1 in 2003, 2011’s V12 Vantage Zagato and the most recent Vanquish Zagato Coupe announced earlier this year. All considered today as established collectibles by automotive connoisseurs worldwide.
The Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante models promise to be powerful additions to the Aston Martin and Zagato lineage, embodying Aston Martin’s inherent refinement and capabilities, as well as Zagato’s characteristic design details. Both cars share an enhanced version of Aston Martin’s iconic V12 power train, increasing output to 592 bhp (600 horsepower) with a projected 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
God is in the details
The Vanquish Zagato Volante shares its proportions with the Coupe, a quintessential Aston Martin form with a classic Zagato twist, evoked by round tail light reflectors that use the same “bladed” LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan super car. Carbon fiber sills around the lower body create a pronounced horizontal emphasis that runs from front to rear.
“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasized the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form. We’ve endeavored to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasise the car’s sculpted rear haunches,” said Aston Martin’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.
Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Volante continues the storied reputation of Aston Martin craftsmanship: herringbone carbon-fiber; anodized bronze detailing and the finest Bridge of Weir leather; the unique signature “Z” quilt pattern stitch on both seat and door section; as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on the headrests and stitched into the center console. Aston Martin’s specialists can add whatever personalization and enhancement desired, be it fit for a certain secret agent debonair or the classiest of modern day monarchs, the cabin can only be treated with the richest and most highly luxurious materials.
“The Vanquish Zagato Volante illustrates the ways in which Aston Martin design can evolve in collaboration with such a trusted and long-standing partner,” Reichman said. “Vanquish Zagato Volante continues Aston Martin’s new century of innovation and creativity, strengthening the association between these great automotive marques in the process.”