Accompanying the coupe, Aston Martin’s new Vanquish Zagato Volante went on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Aston Martin has continued its recent tradition of launching a new special edition car during the Monterey Car Week, announcing a run of 99 Vanquish Zagato Volante models. The British firm has worked alongside the Milanese design house on several models, since their initial collaboration in 1960 – which resulted in the gorgeous DB4 GT Zagato.
Under the bonnet sits the spine tingling, naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 pushing out 592bhp, possibly its final foray before it is consigned to history books as it makes way for Aston Martin’s all-new 5.2-litre turbocharged V12 found in the new DB11.
Design differences won’t be exclusive to the car's exterior. Customers will have Aston Martins Q division on hand to upholster the cabin using the highest grade materials. This will grant owners a high degree of customization to have a unique and personalised interior fitted.
‘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.’
The relationship has yielded numerous Zagato refined designs culminating in the latest Volante. As ever the muscular appearance and stance that has punctuated Zagato models throughout the past remains. The design also stays true to the ‘rule of thirds’ philosophy ensuring it retains the elegant proportions of bygone Astons
Deliveries for the Zagato Vanquish Volante will commence in 2017, although prices have not yet been confirmed.
Words: Lee Stern