Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept 2016
20 May, 2016, Cernobbio, Italy: Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from 21 – 22 May 2016
The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin's acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato's signature design language.
From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin's design journey and brought them together with Zagato's own race-inspired design language. The result is a group of four sports cars that represent some of Aston Martin's most avant-garde expressions.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated design team in Milan. Developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England the concept features proportions that remain quintessentially Aston Martin and emphasises a dynamic, forward-looking stance. The new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon fibre, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. New lights include round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato design, incorporating the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar.
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said '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. The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of Aston Martin design.'
'We pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato Concept was a true shared experience,' says Zagato's CEO, Andrea Zagato, 'it represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.'
Referencing elements of the brand’s contemporary design language, Vanquish Zagato Concept features One-77 inspired wing mirrors and a sculptural rear end similar to DB11's aerodynamic profile, complete with retractable spoiler and rear hatch for access to the luggage compartment. A quad-exhaust nestles in the rippling carbon fibre sills that run around the lower body, creating a pronounced line from front to rear.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept’s glasshouse wraps around the bodywork like a visor, enhancing its aggressive stance. A new evolution of the classic side strake runs from wheel arch to door just like the new DB11 and a detail originally showcased on the celebratory CC-100. A sharp crease on the rear wheel arch transforms into the rear flanks, where it meets the cascading roofline.
The roof features the iconic 'double-bubble', its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakeable rear silhouette. A Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets with a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile. To match the bold new exterior, the concepts normally aspirated V12 engine has been uprated to 600 PS, along with enhanced driving dynamics.
Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Concept embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship, replete with many singular touches. Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is also defined by the unique ‘Z’ quilt pattern stitch used on the seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z’ embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.
1960-2016 Zagato Aston Martin 56 Years for 12 Models
For 56 years the collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato has brought limited edition exclusive automobile with high performances.
Aston Martin Zagato automobiles are typically collector's cars.
Photos & Illustrations Aston Martin Media, Zagato Media, BMW A.G. Classic
1960 -Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato -19 examples
In 2015, at New York RM Sotheby Auction Sale, one such automobile was sold for U.S.$ 14.300.000. In 2005, in Arizona such an automonile was sold for U.S.$ 2.695.000 at RM Auction Sale.
1985 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato- 50 examples
In 2015, at Goodwood United Kingdom, one such automobile was sold for £ 247.900 (Euros 321.914) at Bonhams Auction Sale.
1986 - Aston Martin V8 Volante Zagato - 33 examples
In 2013, at Aston Martin Works Sale - Newport Pagnell United Kingdom, one such automobile was sold for £ 135.900 (Euros 176.475) at Bonhams Auction Sale.
2002 - Aston Martin DB7 V12 Zagato -99 examples
In 2015, in Arizona,one such automobile was sold for U.S.$ 330.000 at RM Sotheby Auction Sale. In 2015, at Paris Retromobile Artcurial auctions sold another such automobile for Euros Euros 274.160.
2003 - Aston Martin DB-AR1 Roadster - US market only -99 examples
In 2014, at Monterey California one such automobile was sold for U.S.$ 269.500 at RM Sotheby Auction Sale. In 2011, the same automobile (same chassis number) was sold for U.S.$ 176.000 at Amelia Island Gooding & Company Auction.
2004 - Aston Martin Vanquish Roadster
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Corsa -Nurburgring 24 Hours
2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Stradale
2013 Aston Martin Zagato Centennial DBS Coupé -unique example
2013 Aston Martin Zagato Centennial DB9 Spyder- unique example
In 2015, at Monterey California this automobile was sold for U.S.$ 693.000 at RM Sotheby Auction Sale.
2014 Aston Martin Zagato Centennial Virage Shooting Brake- unique example
2016 - Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept
Wallpapers of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato 2016 (click on image to enlarge)