Top 5 facts you don’t know about Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept has debuted this weekend at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como. So you have probably heard the big talk around it. However, this car is so uniquely beautiful and one-of-a-kind, that there are probably some facts you have missed during the clamor. Here are our top five facts you don't know about the new concept.
Five is Emblematic Number
I'm not being superstitious, but the number five is definitely a meaningful number about the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept. The first and more obvious reason about it is that it is the fifth car born after the collaboration between the British experts at Aston Martin and the Italian design-house Zagato.
On second place, the long-standing partnership between the two companies have lasted (well not 5) over five decades, delivering successful designs and unforgettable emotions to the fans.
The Key in the Design is the Avant-Garde Expression Based on Tradition
Just take a look at the pictures in the gallery below. We must admit that the car looks breath-taking. Its secret is the combination of the acclaimed sporting and dynamic design made by AM, and the material qualities with Zagato's signature design language.
All five Zagatos have been inspired by tradition: from the emblematic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011. Each and every one of them has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin's design journey and Zagato's own race-inspired design language. The goal of both companies was always to deliver the most avant-garde expression. And they definitely did.
The Team Behind the Latest Concept
The latest Vanquish Zagato Concept was actually created by Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his design team in Milan. However, the development and engineering happened at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England.
The Proper Use of Carbon Fiber & New Technology
Most companies rely on slight use of carbon fiber. Despite this, the concept's bodywork has been entirely made of the lightweight material, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. In addition, the quad-exhaust nestles have been also made by carbon fibre.
Other great design features include round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato, incorporating the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan; the glasshouse wrap around the bodywork; and the 'double-bubble' roof. The good and aggressive look of the car has been matched by the uprated V12 engine, which produces 600 PS.
When we talk about cars we rarely speak of their interiors and they are usually staying in the shadows. Here however, we should mention some exclusive design touches like the herringbone carbon fibre, which is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather; the ‘Z' quilt pattern stitch on the seat and door sections, as well as the celebrated trademark Zagato ‘Z' embossed on headrests and stitched into the centre console.
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Source: Aston Martin