Spied: Sleek Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante underway

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato to get drop-top version

Another collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato may soon hit the open road. Photographed by our spies at the Nurburgring, the Gaydon-based automaker and the Milan-based design house is apparently busy testing the Vanquish Zagato Volante.

Essentially the soft-top version of the very limited 2017 Vanquish Zagato, the upcoming grand tourer shares similar aesthetics with the hardtop. Up front, it gets the same large grill with integrated foglights, along with a chin spoiler and sweeping headlights. Visually-speaking, it appears the front fascia relatively carries over from the current production model.

It's over to the side where we start to see some differences. Gone is the fixed roof as the Vanquish Zagato Volante gets a fabric soft-top. Also seen are the smaller quarter-window panels which replace the larger units on the standard version. The production version of the new Volante may also roll on the same set of alloy wheels used in the hardtop.

The rear fascia also gets the same styling cues as well. It comes with the distinct circular taillights, quad exhaust pipes and the active rear spoiler mounted on the trunk lid. All in all, the Vanquish Volante's rear takes inspiration from the DB11 and CC-100 models.

The all-new drop-top is expected to be powered by a 5.9-liter V12. It will generate 600 PS along with 630 Nm of torque. An eight-speed Touchtronic automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels.

Like the original hardtop, the Volante version of the Vanquish Zagato will only be available in 99 examples.

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