Aston Martin and Zagato have been making cute vehicle music together since the late 1950s, cementing their creative collaboration as one of the oldest in the automotive industry. Since the introduction of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in 1960, the English sports car manufacturer and independent bodybuilder have joined forces in a series of exclusive vehicle projects. Their latest construction, the Vanquish Zagato coupe, was presented at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d & # 39; Elegance.
No wonder that each of the 99 Vanquish Zagato coupes of the 99 production has long been thirsty for further Aston Martin Zagato models. The Vanquish Zagato is changing from a single model to a family of four. We knew that the Volante (convertible) version of the Vanquish Zagato was on its way, and guessed that soon a Speedster version would follow. However, this last member came from nowhere.
Due to the overwhelming demand for more Vanquish Zagato models, Aston expanded its lineup with a sexy station wagon called Shooting Brake. The total production of all four models will be 325: 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes. You are too late if you want one. For each body style has already been spoken for each individual example.
"Many of our customers want different things," said Marek Reichman, chief creative officer of Aston Martin. "Some prefer the purity of a coupe, but others love the idea of something more extreme, like the Speedster. There is always an excessive demand from our customers and patrons. We could easily meet the demand for more cars, but we want Zagato to be something special. We create collectibles, future Concours cars.
Each vehicle is based on the Aston Martin Vanquish S and delivers 580 horsepower from a naturally aspirated V1
Speedster and Shooting Brake designs are located at opposite ends of the Vanquish Zagato design spectrum. With unmistakable "speed humps" that develop into streamlined skates running out of seats, the Speedster Zagato's signature double-bubble roof represents.
One could suspect that the extended roof of the Shooting Brake will fit For two extra seats, but unfortunately it remains a two-seater with a more practical trunk. The sculptural roof culminates in a powered tailgate, revealing tailor-made luggage and a luxurious cabin.
All Vanquish Zagato models feature carbon fiber body panels, Aston Martin Vulcan-inspired blade tail lights, and repeated 3D Zagato "Z" motifs in the grille and rear air grilles.
"I'm proud to continue the story my grandfather started, and I'm thrilled that our partnership with Aston Martin continues to deliver such exciting cars," said Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato.
Updated 12.6.2010: New pictures added to the Shooting Brake.