New Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Announced
Published Date: 26th Jun 2016
Today is the day that Aston Martin has announced the release of the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe to the World – in collaboration with Italian Designer Zagato.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept was only previously revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy just last month. It whipped up a storm of interest from clients and on-lookers at the prestigious event, and one catalyst was the announcement that only 99 would be built.
This is fifth time that Aston Martin has sought design collaboration with the Zagato Designers, The relationship now stretch back as much as fifty years. Aston Martin provide state-of-the-art materials and Zagato are given the chance to inject their signature design into the historical Aston Martin Brand.
Zagato and Aston Martin first came together in 1960 for the development of the DB4 GT Zagato racing car, which is now worth over £10,000,000 to any avid car collector. Other models that benefitted from this coalition were the V8 Vantage Zagato in 1986, the V12 Vantage Zagato recently released in 2011 and finally the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato.
The New Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is an amazing addition to the line-up; a GT car that blends Aston Martin's inherent refinement and capabilities with Zagato's characteristic design details, born out of racing and honed over many years of creating elegant luxury sports cars. Aston Martin's 6.0L V12 power train has been updated to increase its output to 600PS, capable of delivering 0-60mph in a time of just 3.5 seconds.
Other design details include new lights with round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic Zagato rear view, using the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan, while the wing mirrors are closely related to the units developed for the One-77. The Vanquish Zagato's sculptural rear end has a close relationship to DB11's aerodynamic profile, complete with retractable spoiler and rear hatch for easy access to the luggage compartment. Rippling carbon fibre sills run around the lower body to create a pronounced line from front to rear, with a quad-exhaust nestling within the curvaceous shapes.