Perhaps no automaker and coachbuilder have such an illustrious and storied history together. For Aston Martin and Zagato, the relationship dates to the 1960s DB4GT Zagato race car. By the 21st century, Aston Martin and Zagato’s partnership was deeply embedded so it was hardly a surprise when, on the shores of Lake Como, Aston Martin took the wraps off its Vanquish Zagato in 2016. The car was first presented in concept form, and four production body styles would eventually follow; coupe, speedster, shooting brake, and Volante convertible.
The following year, Aston Martin chose the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as the stage for the Vanquish Zagato Volante’s global debut. The stunning coachwork was made completely of carbon fibre using larger panels and fewer split lines than usual, helping to create a truly handcrafted appearance and a seamless design, almost as if it was sculpted from a single piece of metal. Underneath its coachwork, Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre V12 produces 580 bhp and 630 nm of torque, which helps the car sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. Further mechanical changes include a slightly more open exhaust, creating for a more sonorous exhaust note, and a slightly stiffer suspension.
Inside, Zagato worked directly with Aston Martin’s bespoke Q division to create special cabin treatments befitting the car’s unique positioning in the Vanquish lineup. The quilted Z-pattern detail on the Bridge of Weir leather upholstery that drapes the sport-seat bolsters adds a distinct touch not often seen in bespoke sports cars. Zagato took conventional carbon fibre trim and reworked it in a herringbone pattern for the dashboard and doors.
This particular car that we are pleased to offer for sale is VP1, one of just 4 prototype cars used by Aston Martin throughout 2017 for various tests. It was built in RHD format and is finished in the stunning Lava Red over a Q Exclusive Bitter Chocolate leather interior with contrast Spicy Red stitching & Z Embroidery and a Bitter Chocolate Exterior Hood.
Additional factory options include Dark Anodised Brake Callipers, 15 Spoke Satin Black Wheels, Carbon Fibre Herringbone Facia Inlay, and Black Seatbelts. It is also equipped with the “Villa d’Este Package” with gold finishing to the front grill, badges, wheel spokes, and side strakes as well as the dashboard vents and elements of switchgear.
It was sold by Aston Martin to its current owner in March, 2019 and sits today in superb condition, showing just under 5,700 miles from new. This car presents the opportunity to acquire a well specified example of the highly limited Zagato Volante with interesting provenance and would make a fantastic addition to any modern supercar collection. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.