Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled confirms Speedster and Shooting Brake production

By JAY WONG | 18 August 2017


LOS ANGELES: Aston Martin unveiled its Vanquish Zagato Volante and confirmed that its Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake will enter production.

This ‘family’ of four Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars after the first member of the family, the Vanquish Zagato Coupes, commenced production in late 2016.

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Vanquish Zagato Volante


Next to enter production was the Vanquish Zagato Volante, where only 99 units will be produced, and all have already been sold and deliveries will be completed sometime in 2018.

Of the two remaining models, the Vanquish Zagato Speedster will be the rarest with only 28 cars (all sold as well) to be built and deliveries expected to be completed in 2018.

Lastly, the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will enter production next year with 99 cars as well - matching both the Coupe and Volante.

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Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake


"With only 325 cars worldwide, divided between 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes – they are still the rarest of the rare,” said Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman.

With all four cars based upon the Vanquish S, each Zagato will use a naturally aspirated 600PS V12 mated to a Touchtronic III transmission and will adopt adaptive damping.

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Vanquish Zagato Speedster


The Speedster and Shooting Brake represent the two extremes of the Vanquish Zagato family, with the former being an uncompromising roofless design that expresses the raw excitement of an open-top ultra-high performance sports car.

The boldest aspect of the Speedster’s design is the Speed Humps that rise up to form streamlined cowls that flow back from the seats, representing Zagato’s signature ‘double-bubble’ roof.

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Vanquish Zagato Speedster


All the body panels are made from carbon fibre - just like the other cars in the Vanquish Zagato family, while shared details like the Aston Martin Vulcan-inspired ‘Blade’ tail lights and repeated 3D Zagato ‘Z’ motifs in the front grille and rear vent meshes.

The Shooting Brake is still a strict two-seater, yet still a practical Gran Turismo with a powered tailgate that opens onto a luxuriously trimmed rear cabin area, complete with a tailored luggage set.

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Vanquish Zagato Speedster


With dramatic herringbone carbon fibre facia with anodised bronze rotary controls, extensive ‘Z’ motif quilting and the option of a fully aniline leather upholstery, the Shooting Brake earns it place next to the Coupe, Volante and Speedster.

"Collaborating closely on the design of four complementary, yet completely different Vanquish Zagatos has been an incredibly exciting challenge. I’m proud to continue the story my grandfather started and thrilled that our partnership with Aston Martin continues to realise such exciting cars,” said Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante


 

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