Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Concept

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Aston Martin has showcased its Vanquish Zagato concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the banks of Lake Como in Italy this past weekend.

British luxury sportscar marque Aston Martin and Italian design house Zagat, collaborated to create a special Vanquish Zagato concept, which is the fifth car to be produced by the firms' partnership in more than 5 decades.

Aston Martin's 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."

Design details

The bodywork of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept is shaped entirely from carbonfibre and fewer split lines are visible due to the use of large one-piece panels. The round taillight reflectors, which incorporate "bladed" LED technology (also found on the Aston Martin Vulcan), are classic Zagato touches.

There is a retractable rear spoiler as well as a quad-exhaust system, the outlets of which are set in carbonfibre sills. The Vanquish Zagato concept further features a "double-bubble" roof and the wing mirrors are inspired by those of the One-77.

On the inside, the concept features Herringbone carbonfibre combined with anodised bronze and aniline leather on the fascia, vents and dials. A Z-stitch pattern is embroidered on the seats and door sections while the trademark Zagato "Z" is embossed on the headrests and stitched into the centre console.

The Vanquish Zagato concept is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine that has been beefed up to produce peak power of 441 kW.

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