Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake Scooped On Highway

Aston Martin is putting the final touches to the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake and was recently snapped testing a prototype on the M25 highway in the UK, with the pic uploaded to Reddit.

The British manufacturer released renderings of the fourth member of the Vanquish Zagato family in October last year, confirming that it would join the Coupe, Volante and Speedster.

The Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is based on the Vanquish S, but has undergone a series of comprehensive modifications to entirely alter its persona and looks. Like its siblings, this involves all-new bodywork the includes a sculpted front grille, circular daytime running lights, sexy surfaces and an overhauled rear end. For the Shooting Brake, an elongated roof makes it stand out from the rest.

Unlike the car shown in the official renderings, this prototype doesn’t feature a gloss carbon fiber roof. In fact, it’s exterior appears to be painted exclusively in matte red, including the rear diffuser and side air vents. It doesn’t look quite as good without the black accents, but there’s no doubt the production model has one of the best-looking shapes in the industry.

As with the Coupe, Volante, and Speedster, the Shooting Brake is powered by an the Vanquish S’s naturally-aspirated 592 hp V12. Like the Coupe and Volante, Aston Martin will build just 99 examples of the Shooting Brake; the Speedster will be more exclusive than the rest, as just 28 units will be made.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Ah, the Zagatos. I almost forgot about these things. I don’t like the back end of the shooting brake. It will probably look better in official photos.

  • Belthronding

    i am not really fan of shooting brake designs but that looks better than ferrari gtc4 lusso.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      really?

      • Belthronding

        yeah,why not

  • Ruel Lewis

    I’m so glad they did this and I cant wait to see more of these in all the crazy specs. My favorite of all the Zagato variants.

  • DR.FUNK

    Sick.
    If the focus is competing with the GTC4 Lusso…It’s winning that battle.

  • The official pics somehow feels much nicer, probably because of grainy picture.

  • Fabrizio Binacchi

    Wonderful! Already
    the coupé version is really beautiful and even just this blurry
    photography transmits me the great personality of design.
    The
    shooting brake versions of super sports cars are really a very
    difficult market to deal with but I think this could even surpass (in
    beauty) the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and then take home a lot of fans and
    customers. Very good Aston Martin!

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