Say Hello To The Stunning 600bhp Carbonfibre Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

Aston Martin has teamed up with Zagato to produce this stunning concept for the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, and it's packing just shy of 600bhp
Say Hello To The Stunning 600bhp Carbonfibre Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

Zagato specials - particularly the ones made in collaboration with Aston Martin - tend to be a little divisive, but I’m pretty sure most will be happy to label this latest one as flipping gorgeous. It’s the fifth Aston Martin to be worked over by the Italian coachbuilders, and is based on the Vanquish.

Say Hello To The Stunning 600bhp Carbonfibre Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

The new carbonfibre bodywork is penned by Zagato over in Milan, and put together by Aston in Gaydon. At the front we have a gigantic grille reminiscent of previous Zatago’d Astons, and at the rear we have the same ‘bladed LED’ tech as seen on the Vulcan track special. In another cross-model styling mod, those delicate looking wing mirrors are intended to look like those of the One-77.

Say Hello To The Stunning 600bhp Carbonfibre Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

Under the bonnet we’re looking at Aston Martin’s tried and tested 5.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12, with the power turned up from 568 to 592bhp. That’s just shy of the 600bhp on offer from its turbocharged replacement that debuts in the DB11, and while no performance figures are given, the extra poke and extensive use of carbonfibre should drop the 0-62mph time to under four seconds.

Say Hello To The Stunning 600bhp Carbonfibre Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

Posh touches on the inside include lashing of carbonfibre, anodised bronze detailing for some of the switchgear, a ‘Z’ stitch pattern on the seats and door cards, and some big Zagato Zs stitched onto the headrests and centre console to remind you this ain’t no ordinary Aston.

Officially this is just a concept, but we fully expect this Vanquish to follow the lead of the DB7 Zagato, which had a production run of 99. As far as price goes, expect to double the standard Vanquish’s near £200k tag - then add a good chunk more - and you’ll probably be about there.

It’ll debut this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy.


Albin Nygren

What’s up with Zagato and oversized grilles? It just ruins an otherwise gorgeous car!

05/20/2016 - 07:03 |
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Those GT86 taillights on the rear tho…..

05/20/2016 - 07:09 |
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Keep dreaming those are borrowed from the JDM boys

05/20/2016 - 12:29 |
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The Nige
05/20/2016 - 07:10 |
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Exact reaction XD

05/20/2016 - 07:49 |
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I actually prefer stock, but its still worthy of “OMGOMGOMGOMG”

05/20/2016 - 07:29 |
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Steve Buscemi
05/20/2016 - 07:39 |
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Detective Driver- Gone Mad!

That is one big Alfa Romeo 4C !

05/20/2016 - 07:51 |
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iCypher(Joel Chan)

So, its the same Zagato V12 that appeared last time at Villa d’Este, but made now EVEN cooler?

05/20/2016 - 08:14 |
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no? you mean the one based on the Vantage V12?

05/20/2016 - 11:24 |
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That one was based off the V12 Vantage, this one is based on the Vanquish

05/20/2016 - 12:34 |
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Alex Andrei

That is stunning!

05/20/2016 - 08:17 |
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My one word review for this is: Orgasmic.

05/20/2016 - 08:26 |
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I’m gonna say it. Aston Martin design is now boring - it looks nice but it is essentially the same as it was 15 years ago. The 2nd picture there looks like a Nissan GTR mixed with that Toyota FT-1 thing. Aston seems to be straying further into the very low volume market because it’s easier to produce a ‘crazy’ prototype/concept than build a range of brand new cars which it has needed to do for the past 10 years. Only image (james bond) is keeping Aston alive.

There has been the DB9, the small DB9, the faster DB9, the uncomfortable DB9, the 4 door DB9, the prettier DB9 and the Toyota DB9 and the new DB9 with a different number.

Whilst at the same time they have built the V12 Zagato, the One-77, the Lagonda, the Vulcan, DB10 and this thing?

We all might think that it looks great but which of us would pay list price for a ‘new’ Aston vs any of its competitors for the same or less money? F Type/911/AMG GT/488/ Huracan/ R8/ Continental etc?

05/20/2016 - 09:00 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

F*cking thank you, they look the same, with almost same engine, a ~500hp 6-liter v12.

05/20/2016 - 11:37 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Aston Martin design is supposed to be a timeless one, and it is for a reason better than just generate sales. We live in capitalism, you buy whatever you like.

05/20/2016 - 12:34 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Like the 911? Porsche….leading experts in photocopying since 1748.

05/20/2016 - 12:47 |
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Jaden Wilson

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Ahhhh I see you don’t like Aston Martins… Then go buy a different car, everyone has their own taste, yout like it? No big deal and anyone that decides they want to buy a new Aston over the F-Type/911/AMG GT/etc probably has enough money to go buy any of those along with the Aston soooo…..

05/20/2016 - 17:41 |
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