Aston Martin and Zagato have been collaborating for years, and their latest concept has sent every other designer back to the drawing board. First unveiled at the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este, we figured the complex carbon fiber body would be limited to the concept only. But last night Aston Martin shocked the world by confirming a limited production run.
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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Specs
- Engine: 6.0-liter V12
- Horsepower: 591 hp
- 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
- Production Run: 99 examples
- Body Construction: Carbon Fiber
- Release Date: Q1 2017
The press release states that only 99 examples will be built. Aston Martin’s factory in Gaydon has more in common with Zagato than any other facility. Both companies choose to build cars by hand. More than a new body, Vanquish Zagato will arrive with more power and an Italian tuned suspension. Hopefully, this means no power steering and stiffer springs. What we do know is that Aston Martin upped their 6.0-liter V12’s power up to 591 hp, creating a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
Various design aspects of the new Vanquish Zagato were borrowed from various Aston Martin cars. For example, it features the “bladed” LED lights from the Vulcan and wing mirrors that resemble the ones on the One-77. This car really is a culmination of everything great Aston Martin has created in the past years. For the construction of the car, the English automaker opted to comprise the bodywork entirely from carbon fiber.
Stay tuned to see this masterpiece in action once they arrive at our dealers. In the meantime check out great offers on 2016 models: