Aston Martin’s new four-wide Zagato line-up includes Shooting Brake

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 by

British brand launches a Zagato-designed line-up including four distinct models, and that means a roofless Speedster and a very much roofed Shooting Brake

2018 aston martin zagato

British marque has just launches plans for an entire Zagato-designed line-up spanning four models, including a new Vanquish Speedster and Shooting Brake.

The family will result in a maximum of 325 cars built over the limited run of production, split between 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 99 Shooting Brakes, and 28 Speedsters.

2018 aston martin zagato

So far there’s only a render of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, because it’ll be built from

As a collaboration between the Gaydon car maker and the famed Italian design house Zagato, the the Vanquish Zagato Coupes have already been in production since 2016, followed more recently by the commencement of deliveries of the Volante, before the others join in.

All four cars are identical mechanically, based on the Vanquish S powered by a 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine making 600 horsepower and 630Nm of torque. This is adequate for zero to 100km/h in about three and a half seconds and a top speed of over 320km/h.

Drive is to the rear wheels, via an eight-speed automatic transmission, and there’s additionally adaptive damping on board, some 20-inch wheels, and a kerb weight of some 1.7 tonnes.

2018 aston martin zagato

The Speedster’s body panels, like all the Zagatos, are made of carbon fibre — of the four it is the rarest, with only 28 to be made, and the run already sold out

The rarest of the four Zagatos, the Speedster, is already accounted for, with all 28 of the allocated cars signed for. But you’re not too late for the the stunning Shooting Brake, which is due to enter production in 2018.

The two couldn’t be more apart — the Zagato Speedster doesn’t even have a roof at all, like a proper speedster, and the Shooting Brake has an extended roof, complete with Zagato’s signature double-bubble roof (originally designed in the fifties so helmeted heads could fit in the car…), glass inlays, and a powered tailgate for maximum practicality.

All the cars feature carbon fibre body panels and some shared design elements linking them together, such as the Aston Martin Vulcan-inspired ‘Blade’ taillights, and Zagato’s ‘Z’ motifs about the place, like on the front grille and and rear vents.

2018 aston martin zagato

The limited edition cars start from web over two million dirhams, so if you have the pocket, we guess, rush to an Aston dealer and secure your Zagato early.

The two brands and their association goes back to the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato which is easily worth AED50 million today, so as an investment at least the words Aston Martin and Zagato together seem like a safe bet.

Post Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *