Aston Martin and the Italian coachbuilder Zagato collaboration unveils their latest creation the Vanquish Zagato Concept. It is the fifth car to emerge from the partnership, and uses a Vanquish V12 as a base car. Here, the Aston’s 6.0-litre, naturally-aspirated V12 gets a boost to a good, round 600ps – or 592bhp in old money – along with an unspecified set of enhanced driving dynamics.
The car is stunning body-styling is crafted from large carbon-fiber panels and includes Zagato’s hallmark ‘double-bubble’ roof which harkens back to motorsport’s golden age and the need to make room for racing helmets. Also from the track are the round taillights which showcase the same “bladed” LED componentry found on the Aston Martin Vulcan.
The Vanquish Zagato also features a retractable spoiler, rear luggage hatch and quad exhaust. As with Zagatos of the past, this new concept gets a wraparound windshield and a side strake that runs from the wheel arches to the doors. The roof has the amazing shape, and a hallmark of earlier Aston-Zagato collaborations.
As the name suggests, the car is based on the Vanquish, which comes to equipped with a six-liter, 569-horsepower V-12. Styling was a collaboration between teams at Aston and at Zagato in Milan, leading out Zagato trademarks like the twin-bubble roof and the wraparound windshield profile that similar to the V12 Zagato — while preserving Aston Martin’s core DNA in the grille and headlamps. Around back, there is a retractable spoiler along with “bladed” taillights that are supposed to evoke Aston’s Vulcan hypercar.
You will have to wait a little bit until Aston admits that this is a product car and opens up the order books.