While Aston Martin is showing off the Vanquish Zagato Coupe for the first time in North America, it’s also using the Monterey Car Week to confirm a convertible version of the stunning supercar.
Limited to just 99 cars – many of which will be spoken for this week by those visiting Aston’s Carmel, California pop-up shop – the Volante will share the coupe’s enhanced V12, cranking out 592 horsepower. The 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds is almost as quick as the 3.5 touted by the new DB11.
And, of course, the topless models will distinguish themselves in several ways aesthetically. The Vanquish Zagato Volante gets the same rounded taillight reflectors and “bladed LED technology” of the Vulcan supercar.
Lower carbon fiber sills that run the length of the car add a pronounced, sporty emphasis. Zagato’s trademark twin cowls blend into the rear deck, concealing the folded top used in the Vanquish Volante. Design director Marek Reichman says the Zagato version is more muscular and flowing that the coupe. The interior gets the Zagato “Z” quilt pattern stitch on the seats and doors, and an embossed “Z” on the headrests and doors add additional flourish.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest result of Aston’s partnership with the Italian design house dating back to the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car. Aston says this latest Zagato model is aimed especially for the North American market, much like the 2003 DB AR1, an open-topped Zagato-bodied DB7 that was also limited to 99 units and is now considered a collectible.
Aston’s pop-up shop this week attracted enthusiasts and owners alike, and featured the cream of the DB lineup, the iconic DB5, DB10 from the latest Spectre Bond film, and, of course, Aston’s newest series-production GT car, the DB11. Check out the new Vanquish Zagato Volante in the gallery up top, and the brand’s pop-up shop below.