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RE: Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

RE: Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

Monday 23rd October

Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

​Aston Martin releases new images of its big-ended Vanquish, intended to compliment the Coupe, Volante and Speedster​



Cast your memory back to Pebble Beach in August earlier this year and you might recall Aston's announcement regarding the new Vanquish Zagato family

At the time, we were shown the Speedster and only given glimpses of the Shooting Brake; today it's the turn of the latter.


Only 325 Zagato  models are to be built, with 99 slots going to the Shooting Brake, Coupe and Volante, and the Speedster getting 28, with the assumption that all examples have already been assigned. All models will get the slightly tweaked 600hp version of the V12 found in the Coupe - but the Zagato family is obviously more about the enhanced looks than performance.

With four new images we now get a better look at the carbon fibre roof which features an ice scraper style glass inlay. There is very little additional information although you can be sure that anyone lucky enough to be on the waiting list has a slightly better idea of what they're buying. 

Of course, if you're pining for a V12-engined 2+2 shooting brake, there are alternatives: Ferrari has been knocking out the four-wheel-drive FF since 2011 - a car since replaced with the GTC4Lusso.

 

 

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Djtemeka

Original Poster:

689 posts

116 months

Monday 23rd October
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Oh my! Yum!

snuffy

3,981 posts

208 months

Monday 23rd October
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That is truly fking shocking.

RDMcG

11,738 posts

131 months

Monday 23rd October
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Seems pointless with only two doors. Prefer the Panamera Sport Turismo which at least has a minimal level of utility. This is not a shooting brake.
No room for the ghilly.

SFO

4,530 posts

107 months

Monday 23rd October
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stunning

to my eyes, it is beautifully proportioned

Tuvra

7,248 posts

149 months

Monday 23rd October
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snuffy said:
That is truly fking shocking.
First thing I thought, looks hideous side on. Them wheels are also truly awful! confused
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JuniorD

5,087 posts

147 months

Monday 23rd October
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Apart from the fancy colouring in/rendering aspect, I was drawing cars at least as good/st (delete as appropriate) looking as this when I was 15.




Johnspex

893 posts

108 months

Monday 23rd October
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I have to agree the wheels are pretty awful, but Christ, what a car.
Heart-achingly beautiful

Prawnboy

1,324 posts

71 months

Monday 23rd October
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RDMcG said:
Seems pointless with only two doors. Prefer the Panamera Sport Turismo which at least has a minimal level of utility. This is not a shooting brake.
No room for the ghilly.
i was always under the assumption that a shooting brake was an estate with 2 doors?

Evilex

417 posts

28 months

Monday 23rd October
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Prawnboy said:
i was always under the assumption that a shooting brake was an estate with 2 doors?
Which would include such cars as the Jensen Interceptor and Scimitar GTE.
I don't have a concrete definition, but I thought that it had to have a two part tailgate with a top half that lifts up and a lower part that folds down so you can sit on it. That would include the Fiat Marea SW, so I guess it should have coupé roots, if not 4 doors.
Re: this Zagato, the wheels are simply too big.
Some smaller items with higher profile rubber are more appropriate if it really is intended to get muddy.
Might be nicer in a slate grey or British racing green.

Todd Bonzalez

1,373 posts

86 months

Monday 23rd October
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This rules!
Can't help but think the wheels are insanely weak AGAIN however and the way the over the roof window finishes is incredibly inelegant.
I still hate the massive fogs too but that's a family issue.
I'd have one biggrin

nickphuket

273 posts

128 months

Monday 23rd October
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beautiful. Love shooting brakes. And yes, I would include the Interceptor and the Scimitar GTE. Mum had both back in the day so I am probably biased

Rawwr

18,202 posts

158 months

Monday 23rd October
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Does anyone remember the days when elegance and subtlety was a thing?

AmosMoses

2,662 posts

89 months

Monday 23rd October
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It is lovely clap

smaybury

68 posts

73 months

Monday 23rd October
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Can't get my head around this trend for impractical estates. It's like all these small/medium SUVs that seem to come without the 'utility' part (that fking Toyota CHR thing: I'm looking at you).


mikefacel

595 posts

112 months

Monday 23rd October
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Love me a shooting break. That looks amazing IMO, although no interior shots?

But those wheels/tyres! redcard

So they're only making 99, they're all sold, and they're £650k?! Any chance of a Chinese knock-off?! nuts

pigpen

254 posts

174 months

Monday 23rd October
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What a dog car!

cayman-black

6,474 posts

140 months

Monday 23rd October
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RDMcG said:
Seems pointless with only two doors. Prefer the Panamera Sport Turismo which at least has a minimal level of utility. This is not a shooting brake.
No room for the ghilly.
lol ..RDMcG You have Porsche in your blood.

ajr550

339 posts

48 months

Monday 23rd October
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If you are going to write in English for a living learn the difference between "compliment" and "complement"

B17NNS

15,422 posts

171 months

Monday 23rd October
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Stunning thing.

smilo996

1,339 posts

94 months

Monday 23rd October
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A thing of beauty.
Odd car companies do not make more of them given the practicality for urban professional coiples with small dogs. Too addicted to SUV’s probably.

Hope they make it. Then again there is the DBX😩