The craftsmen at the well-known Zagato Atelier have officially introduced the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato, a model made specifically for a private European customer.
This is Zagato’s second world premiere this year, following the utterly unconventional Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato, which was based on a Gallardo LP570-4 and commissioned by collector Albert Spiess.
The world premiere of the new Zagato model took place during the 2014 “Les Plus Belles Voitures du Monde” concours Arts & Elégance Richard Mille in Chantilly, France – held on September 7.
The one-off exclusive model is “a modern interpretation with design cues of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Volante of the mid 80s” that “creates surprise and fascination with a new shape while maintaining Zagato and Aston Martin’s core design values,” says Zagato.
The exclusive vehicle has also marked the 95th anniversary of the company and was commissioned by an European customer who asked for “an atelier-level, collectible modern car”. The new Zagato Aston is also the last of the models that celebrate Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary – rounding up the “Aston Martin-Zagato centennial trilogy”, which started back in 2013 with the introduction of the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial models.