Vanquish Zagato gets the chop
VOLANTE JOINS LIMITED-EDITION COUPÉ – AND SELLS OUT IMMEDIATELY
HOT ON THE HEELS of the fabulous Vanquish Zagato coupé (issue 14), Aston Martin has opened the orderbook on the equally stunning Vanquish Zagato Volante.
Demand for the fruits of Aston’s collaborative work with Italian styling house Zagato always outstrips the very limited production runs. So it was no great surprise that, after the Vanquish Zagato coupé sold out almost before it was announced, Aston was quick to follow up with a Volante version.
Just 99 of the rakish dropheads will be built, at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters. As with the coupé (and indeed the new Vanquish S), the Zagato Volante is powered by an enhanced version of the 5.9-litre V12 engine, now developing 592bhp (600PS) and good for a projected 0-60mph time of just 3.7sec.
Styling-wise, the Zagato Volante shares its proportions, details and signature themes with the coupé. Fuller curves with sharper, more pronounced features combine with round tail-lights defined by the same lolly-stick ‘blades’ first seen on the Vulcan. Twin cowls blend smoothly into the leading edge of the boot-lid, concealing a bespoke folding hood derived from that of the regular Vanquish Volante.
Inside, the Zagato Volante features ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitching on both seat and door sections, with the famous Zagato emblem embossed on the headrests. Herringbone carbonfibre and anodised bronze detailing provide other visual and tactile highlights.
As with pretty much every ‘special series’ Aston launched in recent years, this latest Zagato is already sold out. This despite an asking price of around £575,000, some £370,000 more than the regular Vanquish Volante on which it’s based. Then again, with V8, DB7 and V12 Zagato Aston values all on the rise, this latest model is likely to prove a sound long-term investment.
A number are believed to have been bought by collectors to sit alongside a Vanquish Zagato coupé for the ultimate matched pair. Jealous, us? Just a bit! compliance and comfort than the coupé.
Pricing is expected to be around £10,000 more than the fixed-head, so a starting price of around £155,000. Sales are due to commence in the Spring of 2018. We suggest you start saving.