We all stood up and applauded Aston Martin and partner Zagato’s decision to produce – albeint in limited series – the gorgeous AM Vanquish Zagato coupe.
The model was first introduced during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy back in May – and now the British automaker pulled a rabbit out of the hat by also introducing “a striking partner for this very special car” – the topless Vanquish Zagato Volante. The company admitted they did it for the money – and maybe even for the glory – as the convertible appeared due to “overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed Coupe,” and the Vanquish Zagato Volante will also be a very exclusive and special production car limited at just 99 examples.
The Volante has all the lines of the Coupe, save for the designers opting for a unique folding hood derived from the mechanism seen featured in the Vanquish Volante. “Just like the Coupe, we have emphasized the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form,” comments an AM executive, chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. “We’ve endeavored to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasize the car’s sculpted rear haunches.”
Going inside the Vanquish Volante has all the Coupe attributes, complete with minimalistic design for the center console and a mix of carbon fiber and beige leather for the seats, dashboard, and door cards. Aston Martin’s Q unit can deliver even more personal touches, such as anodized bronze detailing and the finest Bridge of Weir leather. The same powerplant as in the couep is used – 5.9-liter V12 engine good for 592 horsepower and capable of reaching 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds.