In partnership with Italian design house Zagato, Aston Martin has unveiled two new Vanquish Zagato models.
The Speedster and Shooting Brake body styles have joined the Coupe and Volante versions, which were unveiled last year.
All four models are based on Aston Martin’s Vanquish S sports car, and so come with a 589bhp, naturally-aspirated V12 engine that is paired with an eight-speed transmission and are capable of speeds up to 201mph. They can go from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds.
With the underpinnings being finely tuned to suit the Zagato-designed bodies, Aston Martin has commissioned 99 Shooting Brakes and 28 Speedster models. Despite the extended body, the Shooting Brake will remain as a two-seater, while the Speedster will be roofless.
Apart from the clear exterior changes and distinctive Zagato facia, the Zagato logo will be tastefully placed just behind the front wheels of the frankly beautiful body work.
Aston Martin’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman said: “Why create a family of Zagatos? Well, many of our customers want different things. Some prefer the purity of a Coupe, but others love the idea of something more extreme, like the Speedster.
“We could easily fulfill demand for more cars than this, but we want Zagato to remain something very special. With only 325 cars worldwide, divided between 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes - they are still the rarest of the rare.”
Andrea Zagato, CEO of Zagato, said: “Zagato’s relationship with Aston Martin began with my grandfather and the DB4 GT Zagato, almost sixty years ago. To have a creative ‘marriage’ thrive for three generations is something as unique as the cars themselves.
“Collaborating closely on the design of four complimentary, yet completely different Vanquish Zagatos has been an incredibly exciting challenge. I’m proud to continue the story my grandfather started and thrilled that our partnership with Aston Martin continues to realise such exciting cars.”
Added: 24 August 2017