All the Aston Martin Zagato story
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All the Aston Martin Zagato story

The Aston Martin DBS Coupe and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial in your presentation.

In the last edition of the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este, one of the great events of the year of the motor world most select, Aston Martin and the coachbuilder Zagato Milano, revealed a prototype that adds to the long list of models of the british brand that have been designed by the coachbuilder from milan, Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato.

Based on the Aston Vanquish, the latest iteration of the popular DB9, this model is born for the moment only as a conceptual model, although usually this type of presentations between Aston Martin and Zagato often end up with a fabrication of a short limited series.

regular Collaborators since the 1960s, both companies share a long list of models created in together, that in total add up to 12 versions, not the five models that proclaim a lot of media these days, which makes for a series of exclusive sporting that culminates with the prototype that was revealed in the Lake As only a few weeks.

Magnificent example of the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, the first of the saga.

Aston Martin Zagato DB4GT

The first of this list was born in 1960 DB4GT Zagato, filed two years after the birth of the DB4GT which was based, even though the model signed by Zagato was shorter, light and powerful. Passing of 1.345 pounds and 243 HP original only 1.171 lbs and 318 HP end pulled out of a six-cylinder 3.7-liter. As a curiosity, the own Elio Zagato bought one of these for your personal use

Designed by a then young Ercole Sword, the custom Aston Martin was to improve the aerodynamics of the original model to be able to compete with success in the races of Gran Turismo of the next season. Debuting with Sir Stirling Moss to his commanders at Goodwood in 1961.

Its production was very low, only 20 copies between 1960 and 1962, of which there are still 19 of them. To these, joined six other new issues in 1988, 26 years after the completion of the original production, so-called Sanction. Taking numbers from rack not used in his time, there evolved four DB4 specifications GT, later be recarrozados by Zagato as the original. To these are added other two copies at the same time as they received new specifications as an engine of greater cylinder capacity, in addition to various changes.

versions V8 Vantage and V8 Volante Zagato, capable of reaching 300 km/h.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato

Zagato again to give way to a new model of the british house 24 years after the DB4GT Zagato. Introduced in 1986, the V8 Vantage Zagato was based on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the evolution of the DBS original. Contrary to its predecessor from the sixties, this was not born as a racing car, but as version lightened and enhanced model from which it is derived.

Marketed in a short series, enjoyed two body shells, coupe and convertible, this last named V8 Volante Zagato, which incorporated a new front design with lids for the optical groups. Both this and the coupe were the designs most characteristic of the 80s whose angular shapes broke completely with the design of the Aston V8 Vantage standard.

In total only were manufactured 52 coupes and 37 convertibles until 1990. All of them with a V8 436 horsepower that was originally under the sharp hood drawn by Zagato, hence the marked sobrerrelieve the hood. Its maximum speed was a more than impressive 300 km/h.

of the 99 units that are created only for the U.S., Aston Martin AR1.

Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

This was the first joint project of the XXI Century. In 2002 he was presented the DB7 Zagato, which derived in a coupe version, a convertible and a concept is also open named Vanquish Roadster Zagato which was launched a year later.

the coupe version is made 99 copies, none of which was marketed in the united States. A little shorter and lighter than the DB7’s original, the Zagato was available in V12 of 5.9 liters of 440 horses, which left him half-way between the DB7 and the Vanquish.

to keep your clients happy americans, Aston decided to launch an open version of this, that did not have any kind of roof or covering. Named DB7 AR1, was sold exclusively in the united States, they were made for a total of 99 copies, plus one that the firm joined for his personal collection.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Stradale, a road version of the V12 Zagato.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

To celebrate 50 years of the birth of the DB4GT Zagato, was introduced in 2011, this special version, which like the DB4GT was born as a model of competition, but we also had a road version dubbed Stradale, manufactured due to the great success of the prototype.

Made by hand in aluminum and carbon fiber, only were made to two copies of the racing version, dubbed “Zig” and “Zag”, which were premiered in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring 2011. His final season was the following year.

version Stradale were assembled about 65 copies, available in four body colors originally, in the same area where I used to assemble the special sports One-77 manufacturing.

Created as a one-off, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial was born to commemorate the first century of Aston Martin.

Aston Martin DBS Coupe and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

To commemorate the 100 years of the founding of Aston Martin, Zagato has prepared two different versions of one off a model very special, the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. Unlike the previous models of this list, these models broke completely with the image of the model from which it is derived, the DB9. Based on the lines and historical reasons of the british firm.

Made just as versions one-off exclusively for two private clients, on this occasion, the work should be attributed only to Zagato, not to both brands, hence it is said to this day that have only been five models resulting from the collaboration of both companies. Although for the realization of both copies Zagato had the approval and collaboration of Aston Martin.

Taking the frame and the mechanics of the Aston DBS and DB9 Volante, the same team that created the Aston DB7 Zagato and its derivatives, had a few lines that transports us to the past several decades, with a proportions of three volumes of classical that little or nothing have to do with the models of the last years of Aston.

Last iteration of the previous models, this was born to celebrate the 95 years of Zagato.

Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato

Born as a tribute for the 95 anniversary of Zagato Milano, was presented at the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este 2014, the third version of the previous model, another version one-off Zagato offered to one of their special customers with an attractive design and body type Shooting Brake.

Finish in color silver with interior in leather of brown colour clear, this copy was for a european customer, and until the arrival of the new Vanquish Zagato Concept, has been the last frame of the british firm in carrying a body designed and the last name of the famous coachbuilder Italian.

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