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Just a year ago, Aston Martin took the Vanquish Zagato coupe to Pebble Beach. This marked another historic collaborations between the Italian bodybuilder and the luxurious British sports car brand, which produced only 99 units, all sold out even before the presentation started, despite costing almost a million dollars (3.6 million dirhams).
In the same Elegance of 2016 contest, Aston Martin announced a convertible version of the Vanquish, also signed by Zagato, but the urgencies that come with the production of the model series such as the new DB11, or super sports-cars like the Valkiria, forced the company to postpone their presentation, until now.
We were super excited to hear that Pebble Beach will definitely exhibit the expected Vanquish Zagato Volante as well, the convertible version of the magnificent sports car that marks the seventh collaboration with the bodybuilder. It will also be the third convertible Aston Martin signed by Zagato, after the 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato Volante and the DV AR1 of 2003.
The Vanquish Zagato Coupe obviates the absence of a hard top and replaces it with a textile hood. The silhouette is slightly sharper, the rear wheel arches are wider and the circular rear lights provide a more visual presence.
Under the hood is the 6.0-liter V12 engine aspirated with 600 HP, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 324 km/h.
Considering that this may be the last appearance of the magnificent aspirate V12, the 99 units that will have this engine under their hood will definitely have a high value.
The Aston Martin booth at Pebble Beach will be adorned; in addition to the Zagato and the Volante, the Aston Martin Speedster is also set to debut at Pebble Beach 2017.
To recall some of Aston Martin's jewels that competed in the Elegance Contest: the 1964 DB4 GT, the V8 Vantage V580X from 1988 and the DB AR1 from 2003 were a few of the vehicles which provided car lovers with beautiful silhouettes and incredible luxury.