The relationship between Aston Martin and Zagato is one of the most enduring and legendary partnerships in the automotive world. Beginning back in 1960 with the creation of the DB4 GT Zagato, which now fetch upwards of £10 million at auction, every so often these two masters of their crafts come together to create a highly exclusive, limited production run of truly special cars. The latest Aston to be given the ‘Zagato treatment’ is the already stunning 2012 Vanquish. The 4 different variants or bodystyles given to the Vanquish Zagato were the Coupe, Volante, Shooting Brake and Speedster.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe is the original most classic body shape, built to the tune of 99 examples worldwide. Keeping the solid roof gives increased rigidity whilst also retaining the sweeping lines and the ‘double-bubble’ iconic roof.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is the convertible version in the range and was also built to a limited number of 99 examples worldwide. The automatic roof system opens up the cabin for the full open top driving experience allowing the occupants to fully enjoy the visceral exhaust note.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is the most spacious example in the line-up, again being built to an exclusive number of just 99 examples worldwide. The extended roof line of the shooting brake gives by far the largest boot space in the range, whilst giving that popular and unique fastback appearance.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster is the permanent open top version in the range and also the rarest, with a production number limited to just 28 examples worldwide. The Speedster sports a beautiful “double-hump” in exposed carbon fibre and with no roof to speak of this is certainly a fair weather only car and the most collectible in the range.