New Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante Will Take Your Breath Away

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Hot off the heels of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato's launch, the British marque has unveiled the Volante derivative at the ongoing Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the U.S.

As with the hardtop, just 99 examples of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante will be produced, likely priced at over 500,000 euros ($566,000) each. The droptop is particularly special as it follows on from a selection of other limited-run convertible Zagato models, like the DB7 Zagato, the 2003 DB AR1 and the original V8 Vantage Volante of 1987.

Design wise, the Vanquish Zagato Volante is identical to the coupe albeit for the lack of a fixed roof, now replaced by a folding fabric design. This means that compared to the standard Vanquish Volante, the Zagato-designed model is bathed in a number of unique styling elements like the bespoke front fascia and fog lights and the same overhauled rear end of the coupe.

As with the coupe, the stunning taillights also bare a striking resemblance to the LED design of the track-only Vulcan, helping to create what is certainly one of the most looking cars on the market.

Power for the Vanquish Zagato Volante comes courtesy of the firm's soon-to-be discontinued 5.9-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine. Compared to the standard Volante, power for the Zagato model has increased from 568 hp to 592 hp, resulting in a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of just 3.7 seconds.

According to Aston Martin 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. Vanquish Zagato Volante continues Aston Martin's new century of innovation and creativity, strengthening the association between these great automotive marques in the process”.

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