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Aston Martin Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake Announced

By Cameron Kirby, 16 Aug 2017 News

Aston Martin Zagato

Incredibly rare yet beautiful Zagato Aston Martins to be on roads by next year

AS IF the partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato couldn’t get any better, today they have announced Shooting Brake and Speedster versions of the Vanquizh Zagato will be built.

The two new additions boost the Aston Martin Zagato family to four, joining the Vanquish Zagato Volante and Coupe.

Across all four variants, just 325 examples will be built, with the Speedster being the rarest with a production run of just 28 vehicles.

A total of 99 Shooting Brakes will be built, matching the production numbers of the Volante and Coupe.

Oh, and of course, every single one of these exquisite cars has been sold already.

Aston Martin Zagato Speedster side
Each of the four variants is based on the Aston Martin Vanquish S, meaning it has a 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 under the bonnet, sending 441kW to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Aston Martin claims the Zagato variants are able to achieve a top speed of 323km/h, and a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 3.5sec.

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Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’d be hard to argue these Zagato Aston Martins are anything but gorgeous, with flowing carbon-fibre panels and intricate rear-taillight details.

Aston Martin Zagato Speedster rear
The final appearance of the Shooting Brake Zagato is yet to be revealed, with everything but its nose and silhouette hidden from view in official press photography.

The wagon-style Aston will remain a strict two-seat vehicle, but with additional GT practicality over the regular coupe.

“We haven’t released Zagato models as a family before, at least not in this way, but the idea is not without precedent,” said Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.

Aston Martin Zagato Speedster front
“Think back to the DB7 Zagato and DB AR1, or the V8 Zagato Coupe and Volante, for example. We’ve simply taken things a few steps further.

“Why create a family of Zagatos? Well, many of our customers want different things. Some prefer the purity of a Coupe, but others love the idea of something more extreme, like the Speedster. And yes, some of them have ordered one example of each.

“There’s always an over-demand from our clients and patrons. We could easily fulfil demand for more cars than this, but we want Zagato to remain something very special. We’re creating collectibles, future concours cars.”