Zagato is an Italian coachbuilder famous for crafting exotic supercars into masterpieces on four wheels. Now, Aston Martin became the latest carmaker to receive Zagato’s treatment with the unveiling of the Vanquish Zagato for the upcoming Lake Como event.
This is not the first time an Aston receives a makeover from Zagato, as Italian flair has been incorporated into the British marque’s designs for at least the past five decades. The Vantage was the last car from Gaydon to receive the Zagato touch, and that was back in 2011.
The Vanquish Zagato’s most distinctive difference is the redesigned back, featuring the trademark slope and ‘double bubble’ roofline that extends to the new taillights. The body is made mostly from carbon-fibre, and the rear is complemented with quad exhausts along with an integrated diffuser. Inside, the Vanquish Zagato gets carbon-fibre trim fused with fine leather with ‘Z’ quilt pattern.
Mechanically, it retains the 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with some performance boost – up from the original 568 hp to 592 hp. It’s mated to an eight-speed Touchtronic3 automatic transmission. Aston proudly claims the car to be more dynamically superior than the car it’s based on, so needless to say, tweaks have been done to the Vanquish’s suspension setup.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato marks the fifth successful collaboration between the British and the Italians. No figures have been revealed to date, but given the fact the standard Vanquish costs £194,000 (approx RM1,164,000 based on today’s rates) and that Zagato cars are relatively exclusive, expect a huge premium over that aforementioned figure.