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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept unveiled

By Bob Nagy on May 23, 2016 1:00 PM

Making its public debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Italy, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth one-off to come from the collaborative work of the British prestige automaker and the famed design house of Zagato. That longstanding partnership began over a half century ago and was last evidenced by the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Concept that was presented at the same venue back in 2011.

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Co-developed by the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, England, and Andrea Zagato who headed the house team based in Milan, the Vanquish Zagato is based on the primo Vanquish Coupe. Also wrapped in full carbon fiber bodywork, this riveting showstopper features unique styling that embodies elements from other Aston Martin limited-production models including the One-77, CC-100 and track-only Vulcan as well as the new 2017 Aston Martin DB-11, but also incorporates iconic Zagato touches like the classic “double bubble” roof treatment. In commenting on the car’s elegantly aggressive appearance, Reichman noted that while its proportions remain quintessentially Aston Martin, “the Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.”

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Inside the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept is a full measure of meticulous handcrafting. In this case, it’s set off with a bounty of Zagato “Z” graphic accents throughout the cabin which boasts fine aniline leather and herringbone carbon fiber along with shadow/anodized bronze trim elements. Power for the Vanquish Zagato Concept comes from the naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V12 that has been re-tuned to bump output from 568 to 592 horsepower. No word yet as to whether Aston might decide to offer a limited production run of Vanquish Zagato Coupes.

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