Check out the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, a rare and extremely valuable supercar with a custom body.
Last year, Italian design house Zagato announced they would continue their partnership with Aston Martin to create a series of 99 new Vanquish models with a shooting brake body design. For those unfamiliar with the name, a shooting brake is basically like an elongated 3-door hatchback. The name comes from an old-timey Western horse wagon where people would load up with guns and whatnot.
We’re not sure what they were trying to shoot (or brake), but whatever. The name stuck.
Under the hood would be the same 5.9-L V12 engine as on the Vanquish S, which meant 595 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Zagato never gave performance stats, but we can’t imagine them being all that different from the regular Vanquish S, which could go from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds and boast a top speed of 201 mph.
However, that’s where most of the similarities to the old Vanquish S end. The Zagato Shooting Brake has an entirely new body courtesy of the Italian coachbuilder that has many of their distinctive styling cues.
While the nose and grille are retained to ensure it still has that Aston Martin look, the roof has been redesigned with a double bubble signature of Zagato vehicles. It’s also made of both carbon fiber and glass so that the passengers can enjoy a bit of sunshine while traveling down Italian highways en route to their summer villa.
In the back, a new set of taillights and a massive rear diffuser help to highlight the Vanquish’s sporty looks. The suspension is also tuned with stiffer springs and beefier dampers to help with the additional weight of the larger roof.
Perhaps best of all, the shooting brake design affords the Vanquish a level of practicality that it never had thanks to an additional shelf made of carbon fiber for more storage in the trunk.
Precisely 99 of these Vanquish Shooting Brakes are to be made, and they’re all already spoken for. Each one sold at a starting price of $1 million.
The one we see in this YouTube video purports to be the first one delivered to a UK customer. They’re a lucky person, as you can see from the way this car sounds.