Aston Martin and Zagato recently collaborated on an Aston Martin Vanquish. The legendary Italian design house left its imprint on the British supercar in the shape of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept. The fifth collaboration made its debut this weekend at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como in Italy.
The Aston Matin Vanquish Zagato Concept brought together the Milanese design team lead by Andrea Zagato and the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman. With a complete carbon fibre body shell and large one-piece panels, the Vanquish in Zagato trim benefits from more fluid lines. As with most Zagato models, the Vanquish features the iconic ‘double-bubble’.
Zagato fit a set of round tail light reflectors that give a classic Zagato look. The tail lights blend with the ‘bladed’ LED technology we’ve recently seen on the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar. The wing mirrors are clearly inspired by the Aston Martin One-77, a retractable spoiler and rear hatch access emulates Aston Martin’s future models.
Underneath, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept gets an uprated version of the 6.0 litre normally aspirated V12 engine with 600 PS rather than the serial 573 PS. Inside, Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a bespoke feel. Finally, the quilt pattern stitching emulates the iconic Zagato logo!
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said “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. The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.”
Andrea Zagato said: “We pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato Concept was a true shared experience, it represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.”