Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is a Wondrous Wagon
Earlier this year, Aston Martin surprised a large swath of the industry by announcing a production version (albeit limited production) version of its Vanquish Zagato Concept. And in addition to the concept-aping coupe, they announced a Volante (i.e. 2+2 convertible) and Speedster (i.e. two-seat roadster) to go along with it, as well as a half-uncovered fourth body style with a decidedly elongated greenhouse. Well, Aston Martin has (finally) confirmed that the squarish-rumped Vanquish Zagato variant is, indeed a shooting brake – which is a fancy way of saying “sporty-car-based two-door wagon” – and, indeed, it is glorious.
Limited to just 99 copies (as are the Coupe and Volante, while just 28 Speedsters will be produced), the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake uses, like all current-gen Vanquish and Vanquish Zagato models, the company’s soon-to-be retired 5.9L naturally aspirated V12 rated at 592 horsepower. The two-passenger configuration limits the Shooting Brake’s usability for movement of passengers but, on the flipside, it means a lot of stuff can fit behind the power-operated tailgate. No word on pricing yet, but word on the street is British buyers will have to fork over 650,000 pounds, which works out to roughly $860,000 U.S. at current exchange rates. So yeah, you’ll probably need an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake cargo area’s worth of cold hard cash to buy an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. Funny how that works, huh?
Source: Aston Martin