- Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante joined by Speedster and Shooting Brake
- Vanquish Zagato family will see a maximum of 325 cars built
- Production split between 99 Coupe, 99 Volante, 28 Speedster and 99 Shooting Brake
ARE you looking for something extremely exclusive to announce your business success? If you haven’t already ordered the sublime Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato you had better get a move on.
The Vanquish Zagato family consists of four versions: Coupe, Volante, Speedster, and Shooting Brake. You need to be quick though, the entire production run of the Volante and Speedster have already been snapped up.
Aston Martin has restricted this beautiful car to a very limited number. In total there will only be 325 cars in the entire world. The 99 Volante and 28 Speedster versions are already gone so that only leaves a further 99 each of the Coupe and Shooting Brake.
The Coupe is available now – while stocks last – and the Shooting Brake will enter production in 2018.
All four models are based on the Aston Martin Vanquish, each packing a 600bhp punch from the monumental V12 engine. All four are achingly beautiful. They are also fitted with adaptive damping and a Touchtronic III transmission so expect them to handle as good as they look.
The Speedster and Shooting Brake represent the two extremes of the Vanquish Zagato family.
The Speedster is a roofless design that embodies the spirit of open-top ultra-high performance sports cars. It even has Batmobile-esque Speed Humps that rise up to form streamlined cowls that flow back from the seats. All the body panels are made from carbon fibre, and the Aston Martin Vulcan-inspired ‘Blade’ tail lights and repeated 3D Zagato ‘Z’ motifs in the front grille and rear vent meshes are a repeating theme across the family.
The Shooting Brake is still a two-seater despite looking like the coolest estate car ever made. The extended roof is completed with glass inlays to let light flood into the cockpit and it has a powered tailgate that opens onto a luxuriously trimmed rear cabin area. You even get a tailored luggage set to put in it.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said of the Vanquish Zagato family: “Why create a family of Zagatos? Well, many of our customers want different things. Some prefer the purity of a Coupe, but others love the idea of something more extreme, like the Speedster. And yes, some of them have ordered one example of each.”
That explains why they are selling so quickly then.
How much does entry to this exclusive club cost? As the saying goes, if you have to ask you can’t afford it. That being said, if you can afford it you really should.
An Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato may not be the most practical proposition as a company car but it could be an exceedingly wise investment. Aston want the Zagato to remain special, hence the low production run. Given that they will be so rare it is possible that in future one may well change hands for more than the £17million recently paid for a DB1.
That should make a nice little retirement fund for a handful of lucky people.