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2016-08-22 10:05

GORGEOUS ASTON: Aston Martin's striking Vanquish Zagato coupe made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. The British automaker also revealed a topless version - the Vanquish Zagato Volante. Image: Aston Martin


Aston Martin has once again joined forces with Italian styling house Zagato to produce one of the world's most beautiful cars. Listen to its 6.0-litre V12 engine in action!

Pebble Beach, CA - To accompany the US debut of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Aston Martin revealed it's striking sibling - the Vanquish Zagato Volante.

Driven by overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed Coupe, the Vanquish Zagato Volante will be strictly limited to 99 units, build at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England.

Lineage stretching back six decades

The Vanquish Zagato Volante is the latest creation from a collaboration that stretches back nearly six decades, beginning with the beautifully muscular 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car and includes the DB7 Vantage Zagato of 2002, 2011’s V12 Vantage Zagato and the most recent Vanquish Zagato Coupe announced earlier in 2016, says Aston Martin.

LISTEN: You have to hear Aston Martin's stupendous Zagato concept

Previous Aston Martin Zagato convertibles have included the striking V8 Vantage Volante, first shown in Geneva in 1987 and the DB AR1 in 2003.

The Vanquish Zagato Volante is a powerful addition to the Aston Martin and Zagato lineage, combining the British automaker's refinement and power with the latter's design prowess. Both cars share an enhanced version of Aston Martin's iconic V12 powertrain, increasing its output to 444kW with a projected 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds.

Gallery: 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

The Vanquish Zagato Volante shares its proportions with the coupe, evoked by round tail light reflectors that use the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan supercar. Carbon-fibred sills around the lower body create a pronounced horizontal emphasis that runs from front to rear, Aston Martin says.


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