Aston Martin unveils Vanquish Zagato
The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades.
Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato have debuted the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept made its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held at Lake Como in Italy May 21-22.
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.
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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 journey and brought 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.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the Aston Martin Design team and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated design team in Milan.
Developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in
Gaydon, England the concept features proportions that remain quintessentially Aston Martin and emphasizes a dynamic, forward-looking stance.
The new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon fibre, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels.
New lights include round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato design, incorporating the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar.
The roof features the iconic ‘double-bubble’, its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakable rear silhouette.
A Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets with a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile.
To match the bold new exterior, the concepts normally aspirated V12 engine has been uprated to 600 hp, along with enhanced driving dynamics.
Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Concept embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship, replete with many singular touches.
Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept 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.
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