Aston Martin and Zagato have a long-standing collaboration and the Italian coachbuilder created sever masterpieces such as the V12 Zagato, DBS Coupe or the DBS Spyder Centennial models. And yet, Zagato amazed us today with their new Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake, unveiled at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d’Elegance.
Following the debut of the Gallardo-based 5-95 Zagato at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the new bespoke Aston Martin pays homage to Zagato’s coachbuilding tradition and completes the Aston Martin-Zagato centennial trilogy, started in 2013 with the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spider Zagato Centenial.
There are no details about the engine that powers the new shooting brake based on the Aston Martin Virage, but we do know that the standard Virage is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 497 hp (356 KW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque.
With these numbers, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is 186 mph or 300 km/h. We suspect that the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake is more powerful than the standard version.
According to Zagato, the three vehicles created to celebrate Aston Martin’s centenary - Coupe, Spider and Shooting Brake – are based on three different donor cars - DBS, DB9 and Virage. Moreover, the one-off models were already sold to three clients from three different continents: Asia, America and Europe. [source: Zagato]