A striking partner for the Vanquish Zagato coupe.

Following the premiere of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy back in May, the British manufacturer has presented “a striking partner for this very special car” - the open-top Vanquish Zagato Volante.

The company admits the introduction of the convertible is driven by “overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed Coupe,” and the Vanquish Zagato Volante will be assembled in a strictly limited production run of only 99 cars.

The latest creation from the collaboration between Aston Martin and Italian design house Zagato carries all the important design characteristics of the coupe version, but incorporates a bespoke folding hood derived from the mechanism used in the Vanquish Volante. Dare we say, the harmonic lines of the sexy coupe perfectly fit the idea of a convertible vehicle.

“Just like the Coupe, we have emphasized the way surfaces change and intersect to create a muscular form,” Aston Martin’s EVP and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, explains. “We’ve endeavored to create an elegant, flowing shape that really works to emphasize the car’s sculpted rear haunches.”

Step inside the cabin and you will discover familiar atmosphere with minimalistic approach on the center console and a mixture of carbon fiber and beige leather for the seats, dashboard, and door cards. Aston Martin’s Q division can add further personalization to the interior, adding anodized bronze detailing and the finest Bridge of Weir leather.

“The Vanquish Zagato Volante illustrates the ways in which Aston Martin design can evolve in collaboration with such a trusted and long-standing partner,” Reichman adds. “Vanquish Zagato Volante continues Aston Martin's new century of innovation and creativity, strengthening the association between these great automotive marques in the process.”

Just like the coupe, the convertible is powered by a 5.9-liter V12 engine that generates 592 horsepower and propels the Vanquish Zagato Volanto from a standstill to 60 miles per hour (98 kilometers per hour) in 3.7 seconds.

Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017 and the model will be built at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.

Source: Aston Martin

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