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New Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Revealed

Strictly limited production run, extra power and special styling ensure new grand tourer trim is highly prized.

Vanquish Zagato price revealed

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is a highly exclusive, limited edition, version of the brand's grand tourer. It represents a collaboration – the fifth since 1960 – between the motor manufacturer and Italian design house Zagato that perfected the look. Only 99 exist, all of which have been sold for £500,000 each.

Engine and performance

The Vanquish Zagato is powered by a 6.0-litre, V12, 600PS petrol engine which is a more potent version of its sibling's. Power is sent to the rear wheels only. The engine is teamed with 8-speed transmission that enables motorists to cruise in full automatic mode, or pick gears manually via paddles behind the steering wheel. 

Aston Martin Zagato Revealed

Aston Martin estimates that its limited edition trim hits 62mph in 3.5 seconds. The standard model, in contrast, requires 3.6 as it produces a comparatively modest 576PS. It is not clear how much torque the limited edition has – or what its top speed is – but the standard version hits 201mph and has 630Nm of torque (at 5,500rpm).

Aston Martin Zagato Revealed

Bodywork and styling

The bodywork is built from carbon fibre that has very few split lines thanks to the use of large, single piece, panels. The roof has a “double bubble” feature so dips towards the rear window much like previous, Zagato, models. Its original purpose was to optimise the aerodynamic performance while allowing room for a crash helmet. 

Aston Martin Zagato Revealed

The Vanquish Zagato also has: quad exhaust pipes, trim specific lights and the mirrors are “closely related” to those found on the One-77 Hypercar. Furthermore, its rear resembles the DB11, and “rippling” carbon fibre sills “run around the lower body to create a pronounced line from front to rear”, the motor manufacturer said.

Trim specific suspension provides a “unique” experience and the special cabin further enhances the package. The latter has “Z” quilt pattern stitches on the seats and the Zagato logo on the headrests. The Zagato is, therefore, virtually identical to the concept version which was revealed at a show in Italy, in May 2016.

Aston Martin Zagato Revealed

Aston Martin's relationship with Zagato

Aston Martin Executive Vice President, Marek Reichman, explained: “Over the years, we have developed and refined our own design language and we have always gone that little bit further with our special series cars like CC-100, One-77, and Aston Martin Vulcan.”

Aston Martin Zagato Revealed

He added: “The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our companies come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.” Previous efforts include the: DB4 GT Zagato race car (1960), V8 Vantage Zagato (1986), DB7 Vantage Zagato (2002) and V12 Vantage Zagato (2011).