An Italian take on the gorgeous British coupe.

The latest collaboration between Italian design house Zagato and British automaker Aston Martin is this gorgeous Vanquish Zagato concept. Designed in Milan, Italy, but engineered by Aston in the U.K., the concept will make its public debut later this month at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

The new Zagato-styled carbon fiber bodywork brings a more rakish, swept-back look to the Aston Martin Vanquish. As in typical of Zagato designs, there’s a double-bubble roof panel, with blacked-out A-pillars creating a floating-roof look. The windshield wraps around, visor-like, while the rear window slopes down dramatically to the car’s tail, which has an elegantly sculpted concave section with a built-in spoiler. LED taillights are inspired by those on the Aston Vulcan track car. Four large exhaust tips sprout from the carbon fiber rear diffuser, and the car’s sideview mirrors, perched on super-skinny supports, were borrowed from the Aston One-77.

Zagato also worked its craftsmanship on the interior of the Aston Martin Zagato, fitting the dashboard and door panels with a mixture of carbon fiber and leather. The red-and-black leather seats with Zagato’s “Z” logos embossed into the headrests. Underhood, the 5.9-liter V12 engine has been upgraded from 568 horsepower to a total of 592 hp.

This Vanquish Zagato is the latest car to come from a long collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato, which began in 1960 with the DB4 GTZ.

Source: Aston Martin

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