Aston martin announces today the latest fruit of their long-standing relationship with Italian design-house Zagato; the Vanquish Zagato Concept. This absolutely breathtaking sports car will make it's debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from May 21-22, 2016.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth vehicle to result from Aston Martin's partnership with Zegato, the most recent being the 2011 limited-run V12 Zagato that saw a total of 150 units go into production. Check out how Aston Martin describes some features of their new concept:
Referencing elements of the brand’s contemporary design language, Vanquish Zagato Concept features One-77 inspired wing mirrors and a sculptural rear end similar to DB11's aerodynamic profile, complete with retractable spoiler and rear hatch for access to the luggage compartment. A quad-exhaust nestles in the rippling carbon fibre sills that run around the lower body, creating a pronounced line from front to rear.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept’s glasshouse wraps around the bodywork like a visor, enhancing its aggressive stance. A new evolution of the classic side strake runs from wheel arch to door just like the new DB11 and a detail originally showcased on the celebratory CC-100. A sharp crease on the rear wheel arch transforms into the rear flanks, where it meets the cascading roofline.
The roof features the iconic 'double-bubble', its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakeable 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 PS, along with enhanced driving dynamics.
I can't imagine Aston Martin doing a large number of production versions of this car, so be prepared to pay a pretty penny for the right to own one of these beauties.