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Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Aston Martin Greenlights 99 Vanquish Zagatos

Aston Martin Greenlights 99 Vanquish Zagatos

First the good news. Aston Martin is sending the gorgeous Vanquish Zagato concept into production. The bad news, there will only be 99 of them to go around. Even worse, they’re already sold.

We can’t say we’re surprised Aston Martin decided to build at least a few of these beauties. The automaker showed off the sleek two-door last month at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. The company says unprecedented customer interest persuaded it to build a the limited production run.

The Zagato is the latest creation from Aston Martin’s fifty year partnership with Zagato, an Italian design-house. The most famous collaboration was the 1960 DB4 Zagato, one of the most valuable and collectable cars in the automaker’s history.

Aston Martin says the production model will pretty much match that of the concept. The entire body is carved out of carbon fiber. Based on the Vanquish, it carries a 6.0-liter V12 engine good for 569-horsepower. You can check out more of its design features in our earlier post.

One of the most distinctive features is the ‘double-bubble’ roof, a Zagato trademark since the 50s. Zagato originally developed the roof to fit racing helmets without hurting aerodynamics.

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Photo Credit: Aston Martin