What was originally just a concept car for this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is now a limited production car. Called the Vanquish Zagato, this is the fifth model from the long-standing partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato. According to the automaker and design firm, the Vanquish Zagato blends Aston Martin performance and luxury, with the distinct design language of Zagato.
Aesthetically, both companies decided to retain the original styling of the concept car for the production model. The front carries Aston Martin's signature look with its sweeping headlights, low-slung grill, long hood and circular foglights. Moreover, the limited edition model also carries the mutli-spoke black alloy wheels, muscular rear wheel arches and circular taillights.
Of note, Aston Martin also did claim that the Vanquish Zagato takes styling cues from other production cars. The side mirrors resemble the ones used on the One-77 while the sculpted rear takes inspiration from the DB11 and CC-100.
Ever present on top of every Zagato car is the 'double-bubble' roof. It has been used by Zagato since the early 1950s and allows each car to have a clear-cut profile.
Stepping inside, it distinguishes itself from other Aston Martins with the 'Z' quilt pattern which can be seen on the seats, headrests, door cards and center console. Over to trim, herringbone carbon fiber and anodized bronze surround the cabin. Optional aniline leather can also be specified for the aircon vents, dashboard and rotary dials.
Under the hood, all 99 examples of the Vanquish Zagato are powered by a 5.9-liter V12 that has been uprated to produce 600 PS. Managing all that power is an 8-speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels.
Customer deliveries of the Vanquish Zagato will begin in the first quarter of 2017.