Aston Martin has been testing a convertible version of the Vanquish Zagato.
The Italian coachbuilder, Zagato, gave us their beautiful version of the already jaw-dropping Aston Martin Vanquish. Now however, there is a convertible version on its way and our partner publication in Italy, Quattroruote, has spied the car testing at the Nurburgring and around the streets in Europe prior to the its official unveil.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is basically a restyled version of the standard Vanquish, and the Volante refers to the drop-top convertible version of the car. This means that the 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 which produces 592bhp from the standard car is expected to be found under the bonnet. This engine is expected to allow the convertible to accelerate from 0-100km/h in under four seconds.
The convertible version maintains the standard car’s profile with the long front end and short deck rear. At the front it gets the coupe’s Z-emblazoned grille with two round LED lights on the sides. The hard top Zagato featured a double bubble roof, which has been replaced by two bubble like rounded fins in the Volante version. The car also features an active rear spoiler for added downforce when required.
The Vanquish Zagato Volante gets gold accents on the wheels and the front fender. It also features quad exhaust pipes and a carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. Less than 100 units of the Vanquish Zagato Volante are expected to be produced - most of them have reportedly been booked by the existing customers of the coupe version of the same car. The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is expected to be revealed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.