Dream concept becomes reality: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato enters limited production for 2017

Published: 22 June 2016

► Production run for Villa d’Este concept
► Limited to 99 cars, built in Gaydon
► Deliveries to start early in 2017

Remember the rather stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept car, revealed at Villa d’Este?

Aston Martin has now announced the car will go into a limited series production run of 99 cars, built to order at the company’s Gaydon factory. Aston Martin says the production run is the result of ‘unprecedented customer interest’, and the road car’s styling has been kept as close as possible to the Villa d’Este concept – complete with the Italian styling house Zagato’s trademark ‘double-bubble’ roof.

Customer deliveries start in the first quarter of 2017.

You can read the full details of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept in our original story here.

Does the Vanquish Zagato go as fast as it looks?

If the numbers are anything to go by, it certainly does. The Vanquish’s long-serving 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 has been tuned to a maximum output of 592bhp, allowing a projected 0-60mph time of 3.5sec. The Zagato gets its own suspension setup too, giving it a ‘uniquely GT driving experience’ compared with the regular Vanquish, says Aston.

And if the sound in the below promo video is anything to go by, it sounds as good as it looks, too.

The bodywork is made from carbonfibre and created predominantly from large one-piece panels to avoid unsightly shutlines. It’s unlikely to be cheap, then. The regular Vanquish currently starts from around £190,000 and an asking price for the 99-off Zagato variant has yet to be disclosed. If you have to ask, etc…

Read CAR’s reviews of the plain old regular Aston Vanquish here.

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer