Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept announced

Latest collaboration features nod to One-77 and Vulcan

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept is set for its public unveiling tomorrow at the Villa d'Este concours d'elegance in Italy. Prior to its launch, Aston has shared a set of images of the car, which is the latest collaboration of the British manufacturer with the iconic Italian design house.

The Vanquish Zagato features lights that echo those on the track-only Vulcan, while the front end of the car and wingmirrors has hints of One-77 about it. Developed and engineered in Gaydon, it's the latest of five cars produced in partnership with Zagato, the first of which, the DB4 GT Zagato, was built in 1960.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

The bodywork on the Vanquish Zagato has been produced entirely using carbonfibre, utilising large single piece panels in order to try and reduce shut lines. The Aston Martin DB11's bonnet takes a similar approach, albeit using aluminium and featuring a large single piece front clamshell.

>Read our Aston Martin DB9 GT review

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Zagato's trademark roof, complete with its 'double bubble' design returns. At the rear is a retractable spoiler, while the bladed LED lights from the Vulcan have also been utilised, although in a slightly different shape. The car features quad exhausts and a carbon splitter.

Dynamically, the Zagato concept is different. It uses Aston's own 5.9-litre V12 engine, but with 591bhp rather than the standard 568bhp. The adaptive dampers have also been returned to be stiffer and sharper.

Inside the Vanquish Zagato features a combination of leather, carbonfibre and anodised bronze as well as quilted pattern stitching on the seats.

Aston Martin's Zagato concepts traditionally transform into road cars. Back in 2011 we drove Aston's V12 Zagato, praising it for its noise, balance and engagement. Just 101 were built, making it almost as exclusive as a One-77. If the Vanquish concept does become a reality, expect it to be just as exclusive and likely just as exciting.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/aston-martin/202085/aston-martin-v12-speedster-teased
Aston Martin

Aston Martin V12 Speedster teased

8 Jan 2020
Visit/aston-martin/201989/aston-martin-dbs-superleggera-concorde-celebrates-aviation-milestones
Aston Martin

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde celebrates aviation milestones

26 Nov 2019
Visit/aston-martin/201805/hypercars-at-le-mans-will-look-magnificent-but-how-genuine-will-the-racing-be
Aston Martin

'Hypercars at Le Mans will look magnificent, but how genuine will the racing be?'

2 Oct 2019
Visit/aston-martin/22301/am-rb-003-concept-from-geneva-to-be-named-aston-martin-valhalla
Aston Martin

Aston Martin Valhalla

18 Jun 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti/22866/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-leaked-ahead-of-reveal
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI leaked ahead of reveal

Following a slew of spy shots last year, a camo-free Mk8 Golf GTI surfaces online
20 Jan 2020
Visit/lotus/202124/lotuss-badge-engineered-specials-from-cortina-to-carlton-and-vx220
Lotus

Lotus's badge-engineered specials: from Cortina to Carlton and VX220

Some collaborations more secretive than others, a handful of models have received backing from Lotus over the years. We've gathered the very best
19 Jan 2020
Visit/ford/202122/ford-focus-rs500-v-audi-rs3-new-v-used
Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS500 v Audi RS3 – new v used

One’s an eight-year-old Ford, the other a brand new Audi. But which of these five‑cylinder superhatches deserves your £45k?
18 Jan 2020
Visit/hyundai/i30-n-hatchback/201775/hyundai-i30-n-versus-hyundai-i30-tcr
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019