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Aston Martin introduces Vanquish Zagato Volante in Pebble Beach

by Ronan Glon

Just 99 examples of the Zagato Volante will be built.

Aston Martin's limited-edition Vanquish Zagato coupe has gone topless at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The Vanquish Zagato Volante is all but identical to its coupe counterpart from the rocker panels up to the belt line. Above that, it receives a power-retractable cloth soft top, though photos of the roadster with the top up aren't available yet. While it won't feature Zagato's signature double-bubble roof, Aston is confident that enthusiasts are willing to trade Italian style for an open-air experience.

Insider, passengers are treated to sports seats and soft leather upholstery. Real carbon fiber trim on the center console provides a subtle hint that the Volante's body is made entirely out of carbon fiber.

The Volante is mechanically identical to the coupe. That means it's powered by an updated version of Aston's 6.0-liter V12 engine that has been tweaked to develop nearly 600 horsepower. The twelve-cylinder spins the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, and Aston expects the Zagato Volante to hit 60 mph from a stop in about 3.7 seconds.

Production of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante will be limited to just 99 examples. And while pricing information hasn't been publicly announced yet, the British company admits it built a drop-top version of the coupe to satisfy customer demand, so odds are the bulk of the production run is already spoken for.

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