26 Oct The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake Unveiled
If you’re interested in owning one of the most exotic and exclusive cars in the world, this is your chance. Aston Martin has finally revealed the new 2018 Vanquish Zagato, and it’s every bit as cool as we hoped. This luxurious Shooting Brake is a collaboration between the legendary British carmaker and the Italian designer – a relationship that goes back to 1960 – and, in their own words, the represents “very best of Aston Martin’s spectacular sporting ability and bespoke luxury.”
And it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Vanquish Zagato does a good job of “evoking the iconic DB4 GT Zagato,” (their first car together) with the Z-shaped grille, complemented by the sculpted shooting brake rear end, and finished with “Z” badges and touches throughout both the interior and exterior. The entire thing is sculpted from carbon fiber, cutting down on weight and adding to it’s almost race-ready specs. And those wheels – look at those wheels. Under the hood lies a 592 horsepower, naturally aspirated 5.9L V12 engine, with a 0-60 of 3.5 seconds – not bad for a car of its size. That’s all channeled into an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
So, you’re asking, is it just a fancy station wagon? You could call it that; “shooting brake” is a classic term for the two-doored, station wagon style sportscars that makers like Aston Martin and Jaguar have been making for years. We think it’s beastly, but can totally understand why some people find it just a little too odd. There’s plenty of room for your luggage, though. In fact, it comes its own set of bespoke luggage that fits right into the trunk. Oh, and the roof is almost entirely glass.
And going back to the original question, this thing is exotic. Exclusivity is the name of the game here, and only 99 of the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will be produced. Sames goes for the Zagato Coupe and Volante, too. There’s also a Zagato Speedster, but only 28 of those will ever be made. They are all the same under the hood, so it really only matters what body you’d like when choosing between them. Due 2018.