2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

Aston Martin is one happy automaker,  just months after
debuting the
Zagato Volante Coupe which sold out almost immediately the
automaker started receiving orders, the automaker is set to
release a drop-top version of the coupe to take advantage of
the overwhelming demand. Aston Martin unveiled the 2017 Aston
Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante at the recent Pebble Beach
Concour’s d’Elegance, a motoring event slowly turning to an
international auto show for luxury automakers. Like the coupe,
Aston Martin has already announced that only 99 units will be
produced for the convertible.

What’s more, the automaker said that the model is specifically
targeted for the North American market.  Further, the
model continues the awesome relationship between Aston Martin
and the Italian exotic car design house, Zagato, a relationship
that started in the late ‘50s. Like the coupe, the cabriolet is
a masterpiece that adds all the headroom in the world to an
already fabulous model. Read along to find out more:

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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante Exterior

Except for the retractable roof, the Vanquish Zagato looks
identical to its coupe sister. Its exterior body is made of
carbon-fiber.  The model retains all the stylish designs
that made the coupe enticing to enthusiasts and critics alike.
At the front, the convertible features the same gigantic grille
flanked by LED DRLs at each corner.

A big splitter lies underneath the grille while an aggressive
engine hood completes the excellent front fascia styling. 
On the flanks, you will still find the One-70 inspired side
mirrors, sculpted side skirts and a fender strake, features
that are identical to the coupe.

The exterior retains Vulcan-inspired
round LED headlights, a retractable spoiler and quad-exhaust
tips which are integrated into a very sporty diffuser.

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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante Interior

On the inside, the Zagato cabin looks almost identical to that
of the standard Vanquish Volante. However, the cabin features
more lavish and premium materials that are not available on the
base models.  Sliding inside, one immediately notices the
carbon fiber with an anodized bronze finish on the center
stack.

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The seats on the other hand are wrapped in aniline leather and
also feature a custom ‘Z’ quilt stitching pattern, a pattern
also featured on the door panels which as you would expect are
also wrapped in aniline leather. The ‘Z’ motif is also featured
on the headrests. The ‘Z’ denotes the name ‘Zagato’.  The
‘Z’ is actually the major difference between the coupe and the
convertible, as the coupe does not feature the ‘Z’ motif.

The other major difference is the obvious open top that avails
all the headroom in the world. However, when the weather forces
you to remain tucked inside, the automaker has added a bespoke
folding roof which is tucked inside the cargo compartment. The
retractable roof has been modified to augur well with the
modified trunk lid and to match the car’s elegant exterior.

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Engine Specs and performance

Under the hood, the Vanquish Zagato Volante is powered by the
same engine that powers the coupe version. The mill is a
naturally aspirated 5.9 L, V-12 engine which produces 591 hp
and 465 lb-ft of torque which is 24 hp more than the base Aston
Martin Vanquish.

The additional power enables the model to accelerate to 60 mph
from standstill in 3.7 seconds. The engine is mated to an
8-speed automatic transmission system just like the coupe.

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Price and release date

Well, if your “pockets” are deep enough, you better hurry and
make your order as soon as possible as Aston Martin will only
manufacture 99 units. Thing is, the cabriolet may have already
sold out if the demand for the coupe is anything to go by.
Aston Martin has not released details about the model’s price.

However, according to rumors, a starting price of around
$500,000 is likely which could rise to over $800,000 with
extras.