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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Six weeks ago at Villa d’Este, Aston Martin revealed their latest creation, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe.  This marks the fifth time over five decades that the two firms collaborated on the design and construction of a very special automobile.

From the DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through the 2011 V12 Vantage Zagato, the design teams from Aston Martin have produced ultra limited production cars with the sporting characteristics famous to both houses like the more oval shaped grills or the Zagato signature double bubble roof.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

In person the car is gorgeous and easily the best thing to come out of Gaydon in years.  No, they wouldn’t let me drive it or even sit in it, but I could walk around it if I promised not to drool.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

The new car 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 bladed tail lights similar to the ones of the track only Aston Martin Vulcan.

In that 10 minute walk-around, I crammed in plenty of mental ohs’s and ahs’s.  The Aston Zagato is small, wonderfully proportioned, handsome, no, beautiful from any angle.

Loosely based on the current Vanquish V12 6 liter, the tweaked engine now produces 592 HP.

As an Aston owner, I simply love some of their cars, but truth be told, Aston has been in the slow lane when it comes to change, and without serious updating stands a real chance of falling by the wayside.  Let’s hope the Zagato points the way to the future.

Price: around $750,000 USD

 

Dave

 

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