Aston Martin will produce 99 more Vanquish Zagato units. But in Vanquish Zagato Volante guise!

It was with great joy that we have received the news that Aston Martin would produce the Vanquish Zagato, presented as a concept at the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este. But only 99 Vanquish Zagato units will reach the production lines. Anyway, Aston Martin has found a way to double production without diluting exclusivity. It has created a drop top version of that beauty and named it in a traditional fashion: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante. The car has debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, which as also seen the arrival of another exclusive convertible, the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. There is no better place for drop tops to show up than California!

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The Vanquish Zagato is 4.69 m long, 1.91 m wide, 1.29 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.74 m. The Zagato Volante should be lower than the coupé, but Aston Martin has not provided its technical specifications. Power for both cars comes from a front 6.0 V12 engine that normally produces 424 kW at 6,650 rpm and 630 Nm at 5,500 rpm. For the Vanquish Zagato, it has been upgraded to generate 441 kW.

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Its driving dynamics have also received enhancements, but changes that suspension and brakes have undergone have not been disclosed. While the coupé can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 s, the Vanquish Zagato Volante takes 3.7 s to do the same.

The lucky 99 to buy this marvel will start receiving their cars in 2017. We hope Aston Martin decides to have a shooting brake variant of the Vanquish Zagato so that we can have 99 more units of it!

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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