The Vanquish Zagato Volante has lost none of the coupé’s charisma

Aston Martin is killing two birds with one stone at Pebble Beach this year – it’s not only showing the Vanquish Zagato stateside for the first time, but also revealing the striking Anglo-Italian coupé’s sensational drop-top counterpart…

A tried and tested formula

The Zagato-styled Aston Martin Vanquish stole the show at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza earlier this year, with its mix of traditional design cues typical of the Italian design house (such as the double-bubble roof), and aggressive elements indicative of the GT’s sporting intentions. The Vanquish Zagato Volante follows this recipe to the book – Aston has, sadly, even chosen the exact same shade of red paintwork. However, in lopping off the roof, the Vanquish Zagato takes on a somewhat more elegant character, particularly with the sumptuous new ‘Bridge of Weir’ tan-leather interior, complete with a signature ‘Z’ quilt pattern on the seats and tasteful bronze detailing throughout. Just 99 examples will be built, going some way to satisfy the overwhelming demand Aston Martin has reported for the coupé. 

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