Aston Martin has finally released some new images of its Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. We have to say that it’s one fine vehicle and it’s difficult to tear our eyes away from it. Why you ask? Well, the two-door wagon with double bubble roof is perhaps the most impressive derivative from the entire Vanquish- Zagato collection which consists of the Vanquish Zagato Speedster, the Vanquish Zagato Volante and the Vanquish Zagato Coupe.
The foursome in fact will only be limited to a total of 325 examples, leaving the Shooting Brake as the most practical choice among all of them. With only 99 examples slated for production, the limited-edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will surely be a rare sight to behold. However, it won’t be as uncommon as the Speedster with only 28 units. That leaves the Coupe and Volante models with 99 examples each.
Like the rest of its siblings, the Shooting Brake will be based on the Vanquish S that packs a 580hp naturally aspirated V12 powertrain, a fine-tuned adaptive suspension and a host of carbonfiber components for the body panels. In order to maintain its famous shape with elongated roofline that flows seamlessly down to the windshield, the grand tourer is only a two-seater, two-door variant. Nevertheless, the Shooting Brake comes equipped with an electrically operated tailgate with spacious rear compartment with even a luggage set to match. Its basic features already include the latest underpinnings from the Vanquish S such as the improved hydraulic steering, thicker anti roll bars, revised dampers as well as the Vanquish S’ retuned spring rates.
Like the others, the V12 engine comes paired to an automatic Touchtronic III gearbox and rear wheel drive. However, what truly sets it apart among the three is probably the extensive glass top design and the ample amount of luggage space due to its extended rear section and two-seater capacity.
It can be recalled that Aston first hinted about its shooting Brake back in August after releasing just a few teasers of the Zagato quartet. But it wasn’t until now that we can see things more clearly and learn to appreciate the Shooting Brake more than its siblings. Having said that, we’d be very happy to see how Zagato manages to keep its signature double bubble roof in the two-door gran turismo wagon. We’re hoping that the carbon trims and bronze accents of the Z lineup will make the transition too. While there isn’t much to say yet about its interiors, we’re expecting to be impressed. It is, after all, an Aston Martin. The cargo space alone is exceptional especially when you know that it will come with a set of custom luggage sitting perfectly at the cargo bay.