Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Set To Dazzle Villa d’Este

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Aston Martin and iconic Italian design house Zagato teamed up to create a striking carbon-fiber-bodied concept set to debut at a glitzy concours on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, this weekend.


The Vanquish Zagato will be on display at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, marking the fifth time that Aston and Zagato have collaborated on a car over five decades, beginning with the DB4 GT Zagato in 1960.

The Vanquish Zagato concept has taillights that use traditional Zagato styling, but also use the bladed LED technology from the Vulcan supercar. The rear styling evokes the DB11 and features a quad-exhaust system and retractable rear spoiler. A carbon-fiber sill runs around the body. The roof has a double-bubble profile that’s a hallmark of Zagato design that dates to the 1950s.

The cabin is loaded with more carbon fiber and leathers, and the seats have a Z quilted stitch pattern with more Zs in the headrests and the center console. Power comes from a naturally aspirated V12 uprated to 592 horsepower.

“We pride ourselves on our strong partnership, and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato concept was a true shared experience,” Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato said in a statement. “It represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over 50 years.”

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