The design partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato started with the DB4 GT Zagato in 1960, and has been sporadically rekindled over the intervening six decades. It spawned the Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante in 2017, but the designers clearly had more to give, because Pebble Beach will play host to another creation, the Vanquish Zagato Speedster, which will be followed by a Shooting Brake.
The Speedster features a set of “Speed Humps” at the back, which emulate Zagato’s signature ‘double-bubble’ styling. All of the panels are constructed from carbon fibre. The Shooting Brake, whilst still a strict two-seater, is intended to be more accessible. All four cars are based upon the Vanquish S, with a 600PS naturally aspirated V12. They all use that automatic Touchtronic III transmission with adaptive damping purpose tuned for the Vanquish Zagato models. With only 325 cars worldwide, divided between 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes – they are still the rarest of the rare.”