by Bill P.
Aston Martin dropped a new Vanquish stunner in May at Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that pairs Aston Martin’s acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language.
From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin’s design journey and brought them together with Zagato’s own race-inspired design language.
Designed by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato, the new Zagato Concept emphasize a dynamic, futuristic race car character. The new bodywork is made completely of carbon fiber, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. New lights include round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato design, incorporating the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar.
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.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept’s glasshouse wraps around the body creating its aggressive stance. A new evolution of the classic side strake runs from wheel arch to door just like the new DB11. A sharp crease on the rear wheel arch runs into the rear flanks, where it meets the cascading roofline.
The roof features the iconic ‘double-bubble’ design, its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car a sexy rear silhouette.
The Zagato boasts an aspirated V12 engine with 600 PS, along with enhanced driving dynamics.
The interior of the the Vanquish Zagato Concept embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship, replete aniline leather and carbon fiber. The leather upholstery has unique ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitched on the seat and door sections, as well as the Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.
Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich first-class quality.
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