Aston Martin and Zagato have been working together to design cars since the 1960s and together they’ve produced five stunning cars – starting with the DB4 GT Zagato. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the latest product of that collaboration, and the most beautiful – more beautiful than the Vantage-based V12 Zagato.
This concept car is based on the Vanquish design. It features Zagato signatures like the large, round taillights, the wraparound shield and the ‘double-bubble’ roof. It stays true to its Aston Martin heritage with its grille and headlamps. Around the back, you’ll see that Aston Martin drew inspiration from its Vulcan car with the protruding, bladed tail lights, and then there’s the retractable spoiler.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato-led design team in Milan. It was developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England. The entire bodywork is shaped from carbon fibre, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels.
“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,” says Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.
‘We pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato Concept was a true shared experience,’ says Zagato’s CEO, Andrea Zagato, ‘it represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.’
The vanquish Zagato Concept comes with a V12 engine upped to 600 PS.
Inside, herringbone carbon fibre is coupled with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather that give the facia, vents and rotary dials their luxurious look. The Vanquish Zagato Concept also has the distinctive ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch used on the seat and door sections, as well as the trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Since this is a concept car, we’re going to have to wait till Aston Martin makes it available for purchase and starts to take orders for it. Also, the final price of the car is yet to be released. So, for now, we wait.