Aston Martin is debuting its new Vanquish Zagato Concept this weekend, and, boy, it’s quite the looker.
A proven pedigree
Set to be revealed this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy, the new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth collaboration between the British supercar manufacturer and the renowned Italian design firm.
Since 1960, the two famed brands have collaborated on a range of special edition vehicles, and this bright red, V-12-engined Vanquish is the newest installment. Featuring proven performance from Aston Martin and classic design and form from Zagato, the car seeks to be one of the most exclusive and fastest cars on the market.
As the name suggests, the car is based on the Vanquish model, which comes equipped with a massive six-liter, 569-horsepower V-12 engine. Reaching a top speed of 201 miles per hour and accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds, the Vanquish screams speed. The Vanquish sits at the top of the Aston Martin model range.
Coupled with famed design elements from Zagato, the vehicle is certainly one of the sexiest cars revealed in the past few years. While the technical specifications of the car are the same as the Vanquish, the exterior is very much specified.
Aston Martin continues collaborative creations
Designed by the British manufacturer’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato in Milan, and built in Gaydon, the chassis is made completely out of carbon fiber. Utilizing classic Zagato design elements such as the twin-bubble roof and the windshield profile, the car also retains some classic Aston Martin compositional details in its grille and headlamps.
The “bladed” taillights are of classic Zagato design, yet also evoke those of the Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar. The wing design of the side mirrors evoke those of the One-77, and the strake-like composition of the doors are meant to conjure images of the all-new DB11. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is indeed a design collaboration executed in perfection, evoking design DNA of both marques quite effectively.
While the word “concept” is part of the name, one can only imagine that, unless the car is booed off the stage in Italy (it won’t be), Aston Martin will end of building just a few of these for its most affluent customers.