The one-off Vanquish Zagato is being transformed into a limited-run special edition to match 'unprecedented customer interest.'

Surprised? We aren’t. The lovely Vanquish Zagato showed up at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy and wowed the audience with its stunning carbon fiber body designed in Milan. At that point it was nothing more than a one-off concept, but now Aston Martin says it will make 99 units of the car for wealthy individuals willing to pay an undisclosed price tag and wait until the first quarter of 2017 when deliveries will commence.

Lurking underneath the gorgeous body is Aston Martin’s reputable naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 which delivers 592 horsepower (441 kilowatts), so it’s a tad stronger than the regular Vanquish which has 568 hp (424 kW). The extra punch has slashed a tenth of a second from the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) which now takes only three and a half seconds.

Besides infusing more power, AM’s engineers are also giving the Vanquish Zagato a bespoke suspension setup to enable a “unique GT driving experience.” Images of the production model are not available at this point, but the folks from Gaydon are saying the car is going to be “closely related” to the concept and will benefit from a full carbon fiber body. To keep the design as sleek as possible, the split lines on the body will be significantly reduced by using big one-piece panels.

The Vanquish Zagato is the fifth car to be born from the collaboration between the two companies which started back in 1960 with the DB4 GT Zagato, a car which is now being valued at more than £10 million (about $14.7M). The two teamed up once again in 1986 for the V8 Vantage Zagato which was followed by the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the 2011 V12 Vantage Zagato.

Source: Aston Martin


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