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Sunday 25 September 2016
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Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato Concept Rocks in Red

Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato Concept Rocks in Red

If we were going to pick the most gorgeous car concept maybe ever, this would be it.

Say hello to the new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept. Wow is an understatement for this sexy bright-red supercar. The sleek two-door will officially make its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy this weekend, where we expect it to get quite a few oohs and aahhs.

The Vanquish Zagato is the latest creation from Aston Martin’s fifty year partnership with Italian design-house Zagato. It’s the fifth car the brands have put their two heads together on over the last 50 years.

The concept is based, you guessed it, on the Vanquish, which means it carries a 6.0-liter V12 engine good for 569-horsepower.  The entire body is carved out of carbon fiber and the concept incorporates a perfect blend of both brands.

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You can see Zagato’s influence on the round rear taillights and its “twin-bubble” roof – one of the design-house’s signatures since the 1950s when roofs were popped out to make room for racing helmets.

The front gets the Italian house’s wraparound windshield, too.

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The rest of the model is true to Aston Martin. It combines the best of the DB11, the Vulcan, the One-77 Aston.

It features a retractable spoiler and “bladed” LED taillights of the Vulcan. Its winglike mirrors are inspired by the One-77. The rear design lines match the design of the DB11.  A quad-exhaust nestles in the rippling carbon fibre sills that run around the lower body, creating a pronounced line from front to rear.

All this adds up to some pretty amazing lines.

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Open the doors and you’ll see an interior filled with Herringbone carbon fiber, anodized bronze, and aniline leather.  Zagato’s signature ‘Z’ is stitched into the seats and the headrests.

Could this be where Aston Martin is headed with its next flagship coupe? Oh, we do hope so.

Photo Credit: Aston Martin