Aston Martin reveals stunning Vanquish Zagato Volante
Aston Martin has chopped the roof off the previously revealed Vanquish Zagato to create this stunning Volante model.
In Aston speak, Volante means convertible, and here the result is an already beautiful car that's somehow now even more attractive.
The British luxury car maker's relationship with Zagato stretches back nearly 60 years. Starting in 1960, the pair created the DB4 GT Zagato race car and have continued to collaborate on striking limited edition models ever since.
Earlier this year the Vanquish Zagato Coupe was born and due to overwhelming customer interest in the car, the pair decided to create the drop-top version. Just 99 Volantes will be built at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England.
As with the coupe, the convertible gets an enhanced version of Aston Martin legendary 5.9-litre V12. It makes 592bhp and can hit 62mph from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds.
As if the Vanquish Zagato Volante needed any help in the desirability stakes, that engine has been discontinued on full production models so it's probably the last time a car will be powered by the iconic V12.
Design-wise, the Volante has been given a 'Zagato twist.' The rear lights use the same 'bladed' LED technology seen on the Aston Martin Vulcan supercar, while the bespoke roof is hidden beneath subtle twin cowls when not in use.
The interior also gets the Zagato treatment, with herringbone carbon-fibre, anodised bronze detailing and Bridge of Weir leather. Signature 'Z' emblems have been stitched into the seats and doors.
There's no word on price, but customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2017.