As is often the case with Aston Martins, Zagato made a run-out special of the second generation Vantage. Taking a beautiful car and modifying it is always a tricky task, but in my opinion Zagato succeeded in this case. All the models look great, and should be fast, too, thanks to 595 hp from the V12 shared with the Vanquish S, the ultimate evolution of the 5,9-liter Aston Martin V12.
Unveiled at the Concourse d’Elegance event at Lake Como, this limited-to-99-unit collectors’ model is the fifth car that emerged from the ongoing partnership that spans back from the DB4 GT Zagato, the barn find that you got since you first moved to Horizon UK. Although based on the Vanquish S underneath, the 6.0L V12 engine has been uprooted to produce 600PS of power, which allowed the Vanquish Zagato to get from 0-60mph in three and a half seconds, and it features a more comfort-oriented suspension setup for a more GT feel, unlike most ultra-expensive sportscars.
Apart from the Coupe, the Vanquish Zagato has spawned various variants such as the open-top Volante, the Speedster, and the Shooting Brake. Combining the “family” of four Vanquish Zagato models, all 325 cars have been sold before being shown to the world.