Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante and Speedster spotted testing
Soft-top and roofless versions of Aston Martin’s limited-edition V12 sports car will be produced in a run of 99 and 28 units respectively
The two drop-top versions of the Vanquish Zagato coupé will be produced in partnership with world-renowned Italian design house Zagato in a total of just 127 units: 99 Volantes and 28 Speedsters.
The Volante gets a folding soft-top and the Speedster (pictured below) ditches a roof altogether, in a similar vein to the Aston Martin DB AR1 of 2003. The models also clearly take influence from the Aston Martin Vulcan, One-77, CC-100 and DB7 Zagato.
First sightings of the models undergoing pre-production testing in the rain suggest Aston Martin used the time to assess waterproofing and, in the topless Speedster, the cabin’s weatherproofing.
The Zagato Volante can sprint from 0-60mph in 3.7sec, but losing the convertible roof in the Speedster would decrease this time. Top speed will be about 197mph.
The Speedster will command the highest price, at about £1.3 million; the Volante is expected to cost more than £500,000. Of the 28 Speedsters to be made, just seven are destined for the UK.
Source: Autocar Online