aston martin returns to concorso d’eleganza with zagato for bespoke vanquish concept
all images courtesy of aston martin

 

 

 

at the 2016 concorso d’eleganza villa d’este held at lake como in italy, aston martin unveils their latest creation with italian design-house zagato called the ‘vanquish zagato’ concept. it is the fith car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades. highlights include a ‘DB4 GT zagato’ as well as an one-off ‘virage shooting brake’. 

 

video courtesy of aston martin

 

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the rear tail lights

 

 

 

‘we pride ourselves on our strong partnership and the creation of the vanquish zagato concept was a true shared experience,’ explains zagato’s CEO, andrea zagato. ‘it represents the essence of an important design relationship that dates back over fifty years.’

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shaped similarly to aston martin’s latest ‘DB 11’ 

 

 

 

the ‘vanquish zagato’ concept was designed in close collaboration between the aston martin design branch, led by marek reichman, and andrea zagato and his dedicated team in milan. the concept features proportions that emphasize a dynamic, forward-looking stance: new bodywork that is entirely shaped from carbon fibre, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. new round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a zagato design, incorporating the same ‘bladed’ LED technology as the aston martin ‘vulcan’. 

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designed in close collaboration between the aston martin design team led by marek reichman and andrea zagato

 

 

 

‘over the years, we have developed and refined our own design language and we have always gone that little bit further with our special series cars like CC-100, one-77 and aston martin vulcan,’ says aston martin executive vice president and chief creative officer, marek reichman. ‘the vanquish zagato concept shows how our two companies can come together and push the definition of aston martin design.’

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front grille includes added circular-shaped fog lights

 

 

 

referencing elements of the brand’s present design language, ‘vanquish zagato’ concept features ‘one-77’ inspired wing mirrors and a sculptural rear end similar to ‘DB11’s’ aerodynamic profile, complete with retractable spoiler and rear hatch for access to the luggage compartment. a quad-exhaust nestles in the carbon fibre sills that run around the lower body, creating a pronounced line from front to rear. inside, the concept is filled with herringbone carbon fibre paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the door panels, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality. be sure to check more of designboom’s coverage of the 2016 concorso d’eleganza here

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the concept continues with aston martin’s present design language

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a sharp crease on the rear wheel arch transforms into the rear flanks

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top view of the ‘vanquish zagato’ concept 

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inside the cabin

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