Image credits: © Aston Martin.

2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information

ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS VANQUISH ZAGATO CONCEPT AT VILLA D'ESTE

20 May, 2016, Cernobbio, Italy: Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from 21 – 22 May 2016

The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin's acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities wîth Zagato's signature design language.

From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin's design journey and brought them together wîth Zagato's own race-inspired design language. The result is a group of four sports cars that represent some of Aston Martin's most avant-garde expressions.

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. Developed and engineered at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England the concept features proportions that remain quintessentially Aston Martin and emphasises a dynamic, forward-lòòking stance. The new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon fibre, wîth the 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.

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 wîth 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.'

Vital Stats
Engine : 5.2 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 600 hp
Torque: 516 ft-lbs

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


Referencing elements of the brand's contemporary design language, Vanquish Zagato Concept features One-77 inspired wing mirrors and a sculptural rear end similar to DB11's aerodynamic profile, complete wîth retractable spoiler and rear hatch for access to the luggage compartment. A quad-exhaust nestles in the rippling carbon fibre sills that run around the lower body, creating a pronounced line from front to rear.

The Vanquish Zagato Concept's glasshouse wraps around the bodywork like a visor, enhancing its aggressive stance. A new evolution of the classic side strake runs from wheel arch to door just like the new DB11 and a detail originally showcased on the celebratory CC-100. A sharp crease on the rear wheel arch transforms into the rear flanks, where it meets the cascading roofline.

The roof features the iconic 'double-bubble', its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakeable rear silhouette. A Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets wîth a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile. To match the bold new exterior, the concepts normally aspirated V12 engine has been uprated to 600 PS, along wîth enhanced driving dynamics.

Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Concept embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship, replete wîth many singular touches. Herringbone carbon fibre is paired wîth shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is also defined by the unique 'Z' quilt pattern stitch used on the seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato 'Z' embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.

Source - Aston Martin
 
Recent Vehicle Additions

Bridge Of Weir Proudly Supports Royal College Of Art ‘Concours Of The Future' Design Exhibition At Salon Privé 2013

Exclusive new automotive designs released by the Royal College of Art Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 12th September 2013 – Bridge of Weir Leather Company joined forces with the UKs premiere...

RCA AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN STUDENTS' ‘CONCOURS OF THE FUTURE' EXHIBITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Prestigious RCA Concours of the Future at Salon Privé judging panel of international automotive designers: David Woodhouse (Lincoln) Victor Muller (Spyker) Marek Reichman (Aston Martin) Peter St...

RCA AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN STUDENTS' ‘CONCOURS OF THE FUTURE' EXHIBITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Prestigious RCA Concours of the Future at Salon Privé judging panel of international automotive designers: David Woodhouse (Lincoln) Victor Muller (Spyker) Marek Reichman (Aston Martin) Peter St...

SALON PRIVÉ ANNOUNCES 2013 LINE-UP

TAKING PLACE FROM 4TH – 6TH SEPTEMBER AT WEST LONDONS SYON PARK, SALON PRIVÉ 2013 PROUDLY PRESENTS: The Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show The Chubb Insurance Concours dElégance The Royal Co...

Salon Privé Announces Most Prestigious Judging Panel In Its Eight Year History

New Chubb Insurance Concours dElégance judges for 2013 to include F1s Murray Walker OBE and Pebble Beachs Sandra Button Syon Park, London, 3 May 2013 – Salon Privé, which takes place from the...

15/98
2-Liter Type A Speed Model
Aston V8
Cygnet
DB2
DB3
DB4
DB5
DB6
DB7
DB9
DBR1
DBR9
DBS
International
Lagonda
Le Mans
Mk II
One-77
T-Type
Type C Speed Model
Ulster
V12 Vantage
V12 Zagato
V8 Vantage
Vanquish
Virage

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.