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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, Speedster revealed

By Chris Thompson, 17 Aug 2017 News

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake main

Complete Vanquish Zagato quartet now comprised of S/Brake, Speedster, Coupe, and Volante

Aston Martin has finalised the line-up of its atmo V12 Zagato range: Shooting Brake, Speedster, Coupe, and Volante.

With the addition of the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake and Vanquish Zagato Speedster, the quartet will reach a total production run of just 325 units.

The rarest of those will be the Speedster with only 28 to be built, though all have been sold. Similarly, all 99 of the Volantes have been sold, though no word on how many of the 99 Coupes and 99 Shooting Brakes have sold so far.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato brakelightThe Zagato-designed range features Aston’s naturally aspirated V12, which comes from the Vanquish S, as does the adaptive damping and primary underpinnings of each car.

What isn’t based on the Vanquish, however, is the 441kW that the V12 has been tuned to produce, as well as the details of design which depart from Aston Martin’s usual language.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato rearFor example, the Shooting Brake is a slight withdrawal from the ‘norm’, though it is still a two-door, two-seater. AM says the intention was to create an “individual and exceptionally practical GT”, which it says has been achieved.

“The Speedster and Shooting Brake represent the two extremes of the Vanquish Zagato family.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster front“The [Shooting Brake’s] sculptural roof culminates in a powered tailgate that opens onto a luxuriously trimmed rear cabin area, complete with a tailored luggage set.

“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.”

Aston Martin Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato frontAston Martin began the relationship with coachbuilder Zagato almost six decades ago with the DB4 GT Zagato, as emphasised by now Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato.

“To have a creative ‘marriage‘ thrive for three generations is something as unique as the cars themselves.

“My family name is associated with all kinds of wonderful designs, but for many enthusiasts and collectors around the world those that combine the Z of Zagato with the wings of Aston Martin are the most special.”