The British exotic manufacturer and its Italian design studio partner decided the Vanquish Zagato concept deserves an elegant official introduction, taking the wraps off at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
With the Vanquish Zagato the fifth collaboration between the two companies – it all started with the famed DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 – the duet is well versed and as such we have an elegant and enticing bespoke design. The styling mates most of the recent elements from the sporty Aston Martin models, including the One-77, Vulcan or the CC-100 concept. Most enticing of course are the signature Zagato elements such as the double-bubble roof, powerful rear haunches and round taillights. There’s also a very modern and minimalistic interpretation of the “bladed” LED taillight feature seen on the Vulcan race-track model.
The cockpit has all the usual craftsmanship we can expect from Aston and then some more. Among the singular touches we can highlight the Herringbone carbon fiber mated to shadow and anodized bronze. There’s also aniline leather for the dashboard to come with a rich personality. The Zagato elements include the legendary “Z” which adorns the stitching on the seats, door lining and center console. Whereas the regular Vanquish “only” has 568 hp under the hood, the Vanquish Zagato concept has the 5.9-liter V12 massaged to deliver 592 horsepower. The British automaker hasn’t discussed any production plans just yet, but the previous installments in the collaborative saga have been finalized with products sold to the public.