Aston Martin announced the addition of a sister car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe it debuted earlier this year: the Vanquish Zagato Volante.
Aston will make only 99 of the Vanquish Zagato Volante open-top cars. The lower body sills are carbon fiber; its V12 engine gets nearly 600 horsepower. Sprint time to 60mph is 3.7 seconds.
The new Volante, which means “flying” in Italian, uses design elements that reach as far back as the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car (the slightly curved nose and arched rear; the slanted, recessed headlights; a low-slung curve along the side-body) and extend through the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and 2011 V12 Vantage Zagato. But it also has modern updates that are closer to the Aston Martin Vulcan, like round tail light reflectors that use similar ‘bladed’ LED technology.
Just like the coupe, it features a more powerful version of the Vanquish’s 6.0-liter V-12 rated at 568 hp. The roadster produces 592 hp and is estimated to hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. That’s 0.2-second slower than Aston Martin’s original estimate for the Zagato coupe.
Aston Martin’s latest roadster features LED lighting and carbon fiber sills around the lower edge of the body. Twin cowls on the rear deck blend into the beginning of the cargo area, concealing a folding hood derived from the mechanism used on the standard Vanquish Volante. Inside the cabin, you’ll find “Z” badging on the headrests and center console. Buyers can specify their Zagato Volante with a number of features available from Aston Martin’s “Q” personalization division, including herringbone carbon fiber, Bridge of Weir leather, and anodized bronze accents.
Deliveries for both the coupe and roadster begin next year. All copies will be built at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.