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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept revealed

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept is being revealed today at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held at Lake Como, Italy.

ITALIAN COACH-BUILDING FIRM Zagato and Aston Martin have collaborated since the 1960s and right through to 2011, the iconic DB4 GT of 1960 was the first vehicle they worked on together. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held at Lake Como in Italy this weekend.

The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from the collaboration, “pairing Aston Martin’s acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language,” Aston Martin said.

The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close colaboration between the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated design team in Milan. It was developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.

The Aston Martin Zagato’s bodywork is entirely produced from carbon fibre, with split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. New lights include round tail light reflectors that “evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato design”, incorporating the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar.

The Vanquish Zagato Concept’s glasshouse wraps around the body “like a visor”. The roof features the iconic ‘double-bubble’, this is a Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets with a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile.

Aston Martin Executive Vice President and 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.”

“We pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato Concept was a true shared experience,” said Zagato’s CEO, Andrea Zagato, “it represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.”

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Isaac Bober

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