Aston Martin, the Luxury car maker has just unveiled the most beautiful car of the year: the Vanquish Zagato Concept. Aston Martin turned to Italian design house Zagato to come up with its latest stunning concept car.
The British auto brand and the Italian coach builder have designed five cars together, dating back to the DB4 GT Zagato in 1960. This is their first since the V12 Vantage Zagato, in 2013.
The concept was developed at Aston headquarters in Gaydon, England; interior work was conceived in Milan. Aston has added herringbone-patterned carbon fiber with leather and “Z” quilt stitching on the headrest, seats, center console, and door sections.
In fact, the car combines the best elements of just about every Aston Martin model.
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.
The roof features Zagato’s iconic “double-bubble”, its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakable rear silhouette.
The V12 engine is boosted to 600ps (592hp), with enhanced engine systems and chassis dynamics that make driving the thing almost as exciting as just looking at it.
“We pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the Vanquish Zagato Concept was a true shared experience,” Zagato’s CEO, Andrea Zagato, says in a statment. “It represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.”