Zagato, the prestigious Italian design-house, have partnered up with Aston Martin once more to create something very special.
The latest in a long line of unique cars comes in the shape of the stunning Vanquish Zagato Coupe. The English automaker’s relationship with Zagato streches back 50 years and during this time the duo have teamed up to produce 5 unique vehicles.
This wonderful collaboration with Zagato began with the beautifully muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960 – now an extremely valuable car, and includes the V8 Vantage Zagato launched in 1986, the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato revealed in 2011.
Of course the drivetrain is still typically Aston, here in the form of it’s 6.0L V12, which now produces 441 kW, and is capable of doing 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
This boost in performance is matched to a unique suspension setup, which will ensure a unique GT driving experience specific to the Vanquish Zagato model.
The production versions will vary slightly from the Concept shown here, although they will all be very similar. The beautiful new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon-fibre, with larger, one-piece, panels used to create a smoother and more elegant overall look.
Other design details include new lights with round tail-lights that evoke the classic Zagato rear view, using the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan, while the wing mirrors are closely related to the units developed for the One-77.
The sculptural rear-end is reminiscent of that of the DB11, and even comes with a retractable rear spoiler and double-bubble roof.
On the interior side of things, the Zagato is still very much Aston Martin, and still very much luxurious. Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and optional aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality.
The Vanquish Zagato is also defined by the unique ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch used on the seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Only 99 of these spectacular, fully taylor-made, Aston’s will ever be crafted at Aston Martin’s production facility in Gaydon, England.
The 1st Vanquish Zagato’s will be delivered in the first quarter of 2017.