Just after a month of unveiling the concept, Aston Martin announced the limited series production of the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe. The latest creation comes from the long-standing partnership of Aston Martin with Italian design-house Zagato. The Vanquish Zagato Concept was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy in May 2016. The model will be strictly limited to 99 cars and will be built to order at Aston Martin’s production facility in Gaydon, England.
The collaboration with Zagato began with the muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960 – now valued at over £10 million – and includes the V8 Vantage Zagato launched in 1986, the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato revealed in 2011.
The Vanquish Zagato is a GT car that blends Aston Martin’s inherent refinement and capabilities with Zagato’s characteristic design details. Aston Martin’s 6.0L V12 powertrain has been uprated to increase its output to 600PS, capable of delivering a projected 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. This added performance matched to a unique suspension setup will create a GT driving experience specific to the Vanquish Zagato model.
The design of the production Vanquish Zagato will be closely related to the concept exhibited at Villa d’Este. The new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon-fibre, with the split lines on the body significantly reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. Other design details include new lights with round tail light reflectors 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 Vanquish Zagato’s rear end has a close relationship to DB11’s aerodynamic profile, complete with retractable spoiler and rear hatch for easy access to the luggage compartment. Rippling carbon fibre sills run around the lower body to create a pronounced line from front to rear, with a quad-exhaust nestling within the curvaceous shapes.
Inside, the Vanquish Zagato embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship. 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.
Check out the Vanquish Zagato in action in the video below: