The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato party of two is now a family of four with the Speedster and Shooting Brake joining the Coupe and Volante.
Even though there will now be four models in the family, it’s still a super exclusive club. There will only a total of 325 models built: 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 99 Shooting Brakes and 28 Speedsters.
The Speedster, unquestionably the most exciting and exclusive of the family, doesn’t even come with a roof. Nope, it’s open air all the time with this baby, allowing for dramatic double speed humps extending behind the two seats.
The Shooting Brakes is the practical one. It’s still a two seater, but it takes the GT (grand touring) thing to the next level. It extends the roof back making a “double-bubble” or just really fancy looking hatchback on a roadster. The bubble part consists of mostly of glass so the cabin keeps an open air feel. The tailgate, if you will, automatically opens to a rear area with custom luggage a part of the deal.
All four Vanquish Zagatos consist of full carbon fiber bodies, Vulcan ‘blade’ taillights, and Z for Zagato badging.
The grandparents of all these beauts are the design combo of Ashton Martin and Zagato, which explains the Zagato hyphen-ish name credit. Basically, it’s the perfect marriage of the best of British and Italian design.
All four models are spin offs of the Vanquish S, giving them 580-horsepower from the naturally-aspirated V12. That powerhouse pairs with Touchtronic III transmission with adaptive damping. That, of course, then receives custom fine-tuning for each of the four types. There’s no cutting and pasting when it comes to making sure each Vanquish Zagato is perfect.
The Coupe’s arrival in late 2016 kicked things off. The next to come is the Volante. Its production is already running with deliveries starting and finishing in 2018. The two newbs will also begin production and start deliveries in 2018.