Sunday, November 5, 2017

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster/ Shooting Brake

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster

The Speedster made its full debut in August 2017, and unsurprisingly it looks both gorgeous and very similar to the Zagato coupe, and especially the Zagato Volante convertible. It's also the rarest example of the Vanquish Zagato, as only 28 examples will be built, while the Coupe, Volante, and Shooting Brake will each be made in batches of 99. As with the Coupe and Volante models, the Speedster and Shooting Brake are based on the Vanquish S production car, with its 592 bhp V12 and Touchtronic III automatic gearbox. (

The Speedster and Shooting Brake represent the two extremes of the Vanquish Zagato family. The former is an uncompromising roofless design that expresses the raw excitement of an open-top ultra-high performance sports car. The boldest aspect of the Speedster's design is the Speed Humps, finished in exposed carbon fiber, that rise up to form streamlined cowls that flow back from the seats, representing Zagato's signature 'double-bubble' roof. All the body panels are made from carbon fibre (like the other cars in the Vanquish Zagato family), while shared details, such as the Aston Martin Vulcan-inspired 'Blade' tail lights and repeated 3D Zagato 'Z' motifs in the front grille and rear vent meshes, create an unbroken stylistic thread that connects these otherwise individual creations. (

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

When the automaker revealed the Zagato Speedster at Pebble Beach in August 2017, the Shooting Brake remained a sketch. in Oct 2017, photographic proof of what the 99 limited edition Shooting Brakes will look was released. 

The Shooting Brake is still a strict two-seater, but one conceived as an individual and exceptionally practical GT. Aston Martin's 580-hp V12 provides useful intent up front, a "luxuriously trimmed rear cabin area with tailored luggage" carries its weight in back. In between, driver and passenger revel in a herringbone carbon fiber fascia, anodized bronze dials, glass-inlay for the double-bubble roof inviting lots of light, and Z' motif quilted leather.  With the option of a fully aniline leather upholstery, the Shooting Brake is a fitting complement to the Coupe, Volante and Speedster.

The Shooting Brake goes into production in 2018, alongside the Speedster. As with the first three bijoux, every Shooting Brake has already found a home. When Aston Martin hands the last set of keys to the final buyer, these 325 special editions will mark the close of another chapter in an Anglo-Italian cooperation begun with the 1960 DB4 Zagato( &

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