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How to Make an Aston Martin Vanquish Standout

The Aston Martin Vanquish doesn't need any help when it comes to drawing attention. But the British sports car builder decided it needed more and called in Italian coachbuilder and design house Zagato for some help.
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 9:10AM
Author: Will Maley

The end result is the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept that made its debut at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como in Italy over the weekend. We have to admit that it almost looks too beautiful to drive. Almost.

This is the fifth model that Aston Martin and Zagato have collaborated on since the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato. You can tell that it is a Vanquish with some added Italian flair such as a widen and slightly rounded front grille and the double bubble roof. The rear fenders have been flared out and there is a massive rear diffuser.

Underneath the sleek skin is a 5.9L V12 with 591 horsepower. Aston Martin says the “driving dynamics” have been improved, although details on this aren't talked about in the press release.

"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," said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.

Now the question is whether or not Aston Martin will put the Vanquish Zagato Concept into production. There is a precedent for this as the last collaboration between the two - the Aston Martin V12 Zagato - was put into limited production for 2012 and 2013.

Pic Credit: Aston Martin