Aston’s Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake: A Gloriously Roaring Piece Of Art

The Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake isn’t the fastest car on the market, but it’s quickly establishing itself as one of the most desirable vehicles on the roads.

Aston Martin will only ever build 99 examples of the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake and commenced deliveries towards the end of last year.

One of the first examples delivered was handed over to a customer in the UK recently and filmed on the streets of London. Needless to say, it looks even more staggering in the real world.

The owner of this Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake opted for the same shade of red which the car was originally presented with. Joining the paint are a set of sporty wheels with black and gold spokes. There’s also a number of gloss carbon fiber elements, including the roof.

Like the Vanquish Zagato, Vanquish Volante Zagato, and the Vanquish Speedster Zagato, the Shooting Brake is based on the Vanquish S. No surprise there – its name is a dead giveaway. It does, however, mean that instead of Aston’s new AMG-sourced, twin-turbo V8 or V12, it, like the (super)car it is based on, is powered by a good, old, naturally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 pumping out 592 hp.

The front of the Shooting Brake is virtually identical to its three siblings, featuring a bespoke front grille with circular lights. Unlike them, however, the Shooting Brake is actually quite practical thanks to the large luggage space behind the seats. It’s no station wagon, but for a vehicle that’s so exotic, it could certainly be used on cross-continent road trips.

As you would imagine, buying a car as beautiful and exclusive as the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is neirher cheap nor easy. Aston hasn’t publicly stated how much it costs, but reports cite an asking price well in excess of $500,000. What’s more, the car can’t simply be purchased by anyone with a bulging bank account, as many allocations were reserved by Aston collectors, though we guess that if you’re willing to pay a nice premium, someone would part with his example – or, maybe, build slot.

Maybe the title of the following video, which names it the million-pound Aston, is more indicative of its actual price – and maybe it’s not. In any case, we get the chance to see and hear it roar, and the V12 is savagely wonderful. Oh, and those Vantages it hangs out with aren’t that bad, either.


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