Aston Martin and cargo capacity are two things that rarely find their way into the same sentence.
On Wednesday, Aston Martin unveiled its new Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake two-door wagon.
The Shooting Brake is just one model in a family of special editions Aston is building in conjunction with famed Italian design house Zagato.
The other body variants include a Coupe, a four-seat Volante convertible, and a two-seat open-top Speedster.
“Zagato’s relationship with Aston Martin began with my grandfather and the DB4 GT Zagato, almost sixty years ago,” the design firm’s CEO, Andrea Zagato said in a statement. “To have a creative ‘marriage’ thrive for three generations is something as unique as the cars themselves.”
“My family name is associated with all kinds of wonderful designs, but for many enthusiasts and collectors around the world, those that combine the Z of Zagato with the wings of Aston Martin are the most special,” he added.
All four Zagato models are based on Aston Martin’s flagship Vanquish S super grand tourer. The result is a limited production Aston powered by a 6.0 litre V12, which puts out 580 horsepower, and it’s hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels.
In addition, Zagato’s curvaceous body panels will be made out of lightweight carbon.
In total Aston Martin and Zagato will build 325 of the special Vanquish models. They include 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 99 Shooting Brakes, and 28 Speedsters. The Vanquish Zagato Coupe has been in production since 2016, while the others are expected to commence production in 2018.
According to Aston, all of the Coupes, Volantes, and Speedsters have been sold. However, there are still some Shooting Brakes available.
In case you’re wondering about price, the Coupe and Volante both cost roughly $US800,000 to $US850,000. The Speedster is particularly pricey at $US1.3 million while the Shooting Brake proved to be the value buy of the group at $US770,000.
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