After it amazed everyone with the new Vanquish Zagato Coupe, unveiled first as a concept during this year Concorsi d’Elleganza Villa d’Este, and then as a production model, Aston Martin blows off the roof of the supercar. Called Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante, the new roadster was unveiled during Concours d’Elegance Pebble Beach.
As you would imagine, Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest creation inspired by a collaboration that reaches back over nearly six decades and included the DB4 GT Zagato race car of 1960, the DB7 Vantage Zagato of 2002, 2011’s V12 Vantage Zagato and the most recent Vanquish Zagato Coupe.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante shares its proportions with the Coupe, and has a classic Zagato twist, evoked by round tail light reflectors that use the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan supercar. The twin cowls on the rear deck blend into the leading edge of the luggage compartment, concealing a bespoke folding hood derived from the mechanism used in the Vanquish Volante. Carbon fibre sills around the lower body create a pronounced horizontal emphasis that runs from front to rear.
As the coupe, the Volante also uses an enhanced version of Aston Martin’s iconic V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 592bhp with a projected 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante will be strictly built to a limited production run of 99 cars at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.