Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato have partnered for the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept made its debut at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held at Lake Como in Italy. The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed between Marek Reichman of Aston Martin and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated team from Zagato.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin‘s acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language.
From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin‘s design and melded them together with Zagato’s own race-inspired design language. The result is a group of four sports cars that represent some of Aston Martin’s most avant-garde expressions.
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said ‘Over the years, we have developed and refined our own design language and we have always gone that little bit further with our special series cars like CC-100, One-77 and Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.’
The Vanquish Zagato concept has taillights that use traditional Zagato styling, but also use the bladed LED technology from the Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar. The rear styling evokes the DB11 and features a quad-exhaust system and retractable rear spoiler. A carbon-fiber sill runs around the body. The roof has a double-bubble profile that’s a hallmark of Zagato design that dates to the 1950s.
The cabin is loaded with more carbon fiber and leathers, and the seats have a Z quilted stitch pattern with more Zs in the headrests and the center console. Power comes from a naturally aspirated V12 uprated to 592 horsepower.
“We pride ourselves on our strong partnership, and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato concept was a true shared experience,” Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato said in a statement. “It represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over 50 years.”
Thanks to “unprecedented customer interest,” Aston Martin has confirmed plans to build a limited production run of Vanquish Zagato coupes. Just 99 owners will get the opportunity to park one of these in their garage, and each will be built to order.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, so there may still be time to put in a request, should you have the means and the desire.
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