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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante announced
By Derek Fung, CARADVICE.COM.AU • 22/08/2016
The new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible has been revealed, and will join its coupe sibling on the production line next year.
As with the coupe, the Volante has a retuned version of the company’s 5.9-litre V12 that produces 441kW of power, or 18kW more than the engine fitted to the standard Vanquish models.
The more powerful engine can propel the Vanquish Zagato Volante through the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) standard in 3.7 seconds. That’s 0.2 seconds slower the fixed roof Vanquish Zagato.
Visually, the Volante features a restyled body similar to the one designed for the Vanquish Zagato coupe. The coupe’s restyled front end, complete with new wings, headlights, grille, and bonnet are carried over.
At the rear, the Volante shares its bladed LED tail-lights with the coupe. One notable difference, apart from the missing fixed roof, is the pair of cowls behind the seats.
The interior features herringbone carbon-fibre, Bridge of Weir leather, and anodised bronze elements. There are also plenty of Z-shaped highlights throughout the cabin, including embossed logos on the headrests, stitching on the centre console, and quilt pattern stitching on the door and seat trims.
This convertible is the latest in a long line of collaborations between Aston Martin and Zagato, which stretch back the best part of 60 years when the two companies began working together on the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car.
The company will produce just 99 Vanquish Zagato Volante convertibles at its factory in Gaydon, UK. Aston Martin will also build the exact same number of Vanquish Zagato coupes.
Deliveries for both the Vanquish Zagato coupe and convertible will begin in 2017.