Anyone thinking the station wagon is just a poor family man’s alternative to the SUV better check out the latest pictures from Aston Martin and Zagato with their take on the segment.
The shooting brake body style is certainly not a niche that evolved quickly like that of coupe-SUVs for example, but every now and then we find true gems that make it a real collector’s treat. For example the design artisans from Zagato came up back in August with the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake – and we certainly fell in love with this Vanquish S that morphed under Zagato’s signature “double-bubble” roof. Every single body panel is now carved out carbon fiber, with the most notable changes being the elongated roofline combined with a central glass section.
While the dimensions might suggest otherwise, the shooting brake original shape and constraints are kept up, with the model being strictly a two-seat grand tourer with two doors. There’s an electrically operated tailgate for refilling the cargo rear compartment with the car’s matching luggage set. Just like with the other Aston Martin Zagato models, the Coupe and Volante, the Shooting Brake is also sold in a mere 99 examples. Of course, the most exclusive of them all will be the Speedster, produced in just 28 units. All of them started life as a Vanquish S, complete with the model’s 580-horsepower naturally aspirated V12 engine, and adaptive dampers that received appropriate tuning for each body style.