The announcement was made on the occasion of the North American debut of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Like its coupe counterpart, which was confirmed for production back in June, the Vanquish Zagato Volante will be built in a limited production run of 99 cars at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.
Previous Aston Martin Zagato convertibles have included the striking V8 Vantage Volante, first shown in Geneva in 1987 and the DB AR1 in 2003.
Apart from the open cabin, the car shown in the images released by Aston Martin is exactly the same of the original digital renders of the coupe (below).
Both the coupe and the Volante share an enhanced version of Aston Martin’s V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 592bhp with a projected 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds.
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.
“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasised the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form. We’ve endeavoured to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasise the car’s sculpted rear haunches,” says Aston Martin’s EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.
Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Volante continues the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship. Aston Martin’s specialist ‘Q’ division can add further personalization and enhancement to a cabin finished with rich and highly luxurious materials, including herringbone carbon-fibre, anodized bronze detailing and the finest Bridge of Weir leather.
The Volante features the unique signature ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch on both seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on the headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Customer deliveries are set to begin in 2017.
(Source: Aston Martin)