After a highly successful reveal at last months Concorso d’Eleganza event, Aston Martin has publicly revealed that their Vanquish Zagato Coupe design study will infact go into limited production.
After the event, Aston Martin stated they received an “unprecedented customer interest” in the concept, leading to a decision to produce 99 examples of the stunning supercar.
As with any limited production run, the resultant unit won’t come cheap. Asking price for the concept comes at around AUD$979,160 (£500,000). Despite the steep price, insiders are already reporting that all 99 examples may be sold.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept was the fifth car to emerge from the collaboration between Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato. The partnership stretches over five decades, pairing Aston Martin’s dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language.
The exterior 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.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept features One-77 inspired wing mirrors and a sculpted 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 roof features the iconic ‘double-bubble’, its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass.
Suitably matching the exterior, the concept keeps the aggressive V12 engine seen in the regular Vanquish, but tuned to produce 424kW.
The interior carries the same fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship. Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with anodised bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material feel. The 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.
Deliveries of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017.