Aston Martin has announced Speedster and Shooting Brake versions of the Vanquish Zagato.
Aston Martin has announced two new Zagato models, the Vanquish Speedster – which will be unveiled at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours – as well as the confirmation of a new Shooting Brake model. These follow on from the Coupe and Volante versions launched last year, completing the Zagato model line-up.
Production of all Zagato models is capped at just 325 cars, with 99 of each variant, apart from the even more limited 28 Speedsters rounding off production. This latest family of V12 Vanquish Zagato models represents the first time a Zagato collaboration has offered so many different body styles.
The production version of the Speedster is set to be unveiled at the Pebble Beach concours, with the more radical looking Shooting Brake to follow later. Like the other Zagato Vanquish models, the Speedster and Shooting Brake will be based on the V12 Vanquish production car’s mechanicals, which means the naturally-aspirated 592bhp V12 and Touchtronic III automatic gearbox. Although mechanically very similar, each of the different versions will feature unique damper settings.
Bodywork is all carbon fibre, with the Speedster featuring a pair of fairings behind the seats. The Shooting Brake is a significant departure from the other models, although it remains purely a two-seater. With a powered tailgate and matching luggage, it makes more of the car’s GT credentials.
Although there is no confirmation of cost on any of the models, Both Volante and Speedsters have already sold out.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said of the Vanquish Zagato family: ‘We haven’t released Zagato models as a family before, at least not in this way, but the idea is not without precedent. Think back to the DB7 Zagato and DB AR1, or the V8 Zagato Coupe and Volante, for example. We’ve simply taken things a few steps further.’