The covers have come off Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, revealing the latest creation from the long-standing Aston-Zagato partnership.
Described by its makers as “sporting [and] dynamic” while possessing Zagato’s “signature design language”, the concept brings new carbon-fibre bodywork, along with new LED tail lights and a quad-exhaust system as part of a rear-end design overhaul.
Other enhancements include wing mirrors, a retractable rear spoiler, and a lift in performance from the naturally-aspirated 5.9 litre V12 petrol engine from 424 to 442kW.
Inside, the Zagato gets Herringbone carbon fibre surfaces, bronze and aniline leather and a unique ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch used on the seat and door sections.
While the partnership may be long-standing, this is only the fifth Zagato concept to be born from design house’s pairing with Aston Martin in five decades.
“Over the years, we have developed and refined our own design language and we have always gone that little bit further with our special series cars like CC-100, One-77 and Aston Martin Vulcan,” Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman said.
“The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.”
In other Aston news, the carmaker ensured driver involvement will remain a key part of the ownership experience by announcing last month that its 2017 V12 Vantage S will be available with a new seven-speed manual transmission.
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