Last year, the Vanquish Zagato took its first breathe at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. What we’d seen back then was the Coupe and Volante. This year at the same place, Aston Martin announced the Speedster and Shooting Brake variations.
The Vanquish Zagato is limited to only 325 units worldwide. Aston Martin knows what’s up, that’s all we can say. For what’s known, 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 99 Shooting Brakes, and 28 Speedsters will come into production. So yes – fellow collectors, it’s your time to shine.
The unveil in 2016 Pebble Beach was just the beginning. The Vanquish Zagato is a work of collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato. The name quite speaks for itself. Now with the Speedster and Shooting Brake adding to the family. That by definition marks a new milestone of their partnership since 1960. Because creating one car together is one thing, but developing an entire family of Vanquish is another story.
As the first member of the family, the Coupe has went into production in late 2016. The Volante follows right after as the next to go into production, and should complete its delivery throughout 2018. Remember how they are limited to 99 units? All these 99 units are all sold out. So your next best hope of getting a Vanquish Zagato would be the Shooting Brake.
The Speedster is the rarest of all 4 – with only 28 units entering the production. And quite unfortunately, all 28 units are sold and deliveries are scheduled for 2018. But you’ve still got hope because the Shooting Brake is still out there waiting for you (at least for now). It will go into production in 2018 and the deliveries date is still unknown at this point. But for all we know, none of them comes cheap, as expected.
The sold out Volante costs around £500k, excluding other taxes, that’s well over S$800k. As for the sold out Speedster, it’s extremely likely for it to go as high as S$2.0m for each of the 28 units.
Vanquish Zagato: Luxury and Performance
With such a price tag, who would even question its luxuriousness. But for its performance, that we certainly have to tap into. Since the more we know, the better. There’s no doubt that the family equips the most renowned technology by far. For all 4 members in the family, they’ve all got the 5.9-litre V12 engine. The exact number is not announced yet. But according to insider, the engine provides 600 horsepower and 465lb ft of torque. That horsepower is 25 in value higher than the standard V12. This much power may guarantee to hit 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds.
What’s more is that they equips the Touchtronic III transmission and adaptive damping. So with that we can expect that an exceptional driving experience. Above all, the Speedster and Shooting Brake are the two baddest boys of the family. The exact spec still remains hidden so far, but their design are without question the most exotic.