Friday 19 August, 2016, Pebble Beach, CA: Alongside the North American debut of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Aston Martin is proud to unveil a prominent partner for this exceptional vehicle; the Vanquish Zagato Volante.
After an overwhelming amount of customer interest from the previously revealed coupe version, the Vanquish Zagato Volante will have a strictly limited production of just 99 units at the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, England.
Previous Aston Martin convertibles have included the distinctive V8 Vantage Volante, first shown in Geneva in 1987 and the DB AR1 in 2003.Produced as an open-topped Zagato-bodied DB7 and also limited to 99 vehicles, the DB AR1 was also designed for the North American market, and is considered today an entrenched collectible by automotive connoisseurs worldwide.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante will be an extremely powerful addition to the Aston Martin and Zagato range, representing Aston Martin's historical refinement and iconic capabilities, as well as Zagato's characteristic design details. Both cars share an enhanced version of Aston Martin's iconic V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 592bhp with a projected 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds.
“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasised the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form. We’ve endeavoured to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasise the car’s sculpted rear haunches” says Aston Martin’s EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.
“The Vanquish Zagato Volante illustrates the ways in which Aston Martin
design can evolve in collaboration with such a trusted and long-standing
partner,' says Reichman. “Vanquish Zagato Volante continues Aston
Martin's new century of innovation and creativity, strengthening the
association between these great automotive marques in the process”.
Inside the cabin, the Vanquish Zagato Volante continues the fine intricacy of
Aston Martin craftsmanship. Aston Martin's specialist 'Q' division can
add further personalisation and enhancement to an interior finished with
rich and highly luxurious materials, including herringbone carbon-fibre,
anodized bronze detailing and the superior Bridge of Weir leather. The
Volante features the unique signature ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch on both
seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’
embossed on the headrests and handstitched into the centre console.
Customer deliveries are set to begin in 2017.
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