Back in May, Aston Martin and Zagato made our eyes pop out thanks to the stunning Vanquish Zagato concept. Millions would have dribbled all over their laptops, smart phones, iPads and even car magazines when they caught site of that bright red beauty. The fifth collaboration between the two went down so well in fact, that whad’ya know, they are putting the stunner into production!
Before you go smashing into your piggy bank, the model will be built in very limited numbers – just 99 to be precise – and thanks to “unprecedented customer interest,” all of them are probably already spoken for by 99 very wealthy people. Each model will be built to order at Aston Martin's factory at Gaydon and deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2017.
The British sportscar developed with the help of the Italian design house, which debuted in concept form at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy, has a body made entirely out of carbon fibre. It packs a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 that makes 592 horsepower (that’s 27 horses more than the regular Vanquish) and can hit 100kph from rest in just 3.5 seconds – 0.3 seconds quicker than the stock model. But, even though it is very rapid, this Grand Tourer probably won’t see any race tracks, not when the suspension have been tuned for a “unique GT experience.” It’ll likely be parked in a swanky part of town so people can appreciate the stunning design which utilizes Zagato’s trademark Rakish, roofline and round taillights. The cabin gets carbon fibre in a herringbone pattern with bronze trim while Zagato's ‘Z’ is emblazoned on the headrests.
Aston’s first collaboration with the Milan designer came back in 1960 and the result was the DB4 GT racecar and the last time they got together was in 2011 with the V12 Vantage Zagato the outcome. But without a doubt, this Vanquish Zagato is their best effort yet.