Lot 151

Arizona 2024

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe

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$600,000 - $650,000 USD | Not Sold

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  • One of just 99 Vanquish Zagato Coupes
  • Single owner from new with less than 200 miles showing at cataloguing time
  • Finished in Escaping White over Pure Black and Pearl White leather
  • Features additional bespoke touches from Aston Martin Q division for a final MSRP of $764,683 when new
  • Powered by a 5.9-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine rated at 592 hp
  • Accompanied by owner’s manuals, window sticker, umbrella, car cover, battery charger, and spare crystal glass key

Although Aston Martin and Zagato are now firm collaborators, the partnership was not always so solidified. In 1960, Aston Martin commissioned Zagato to reimagine its DB4GT, the short-wheelbase, track-honed version of the DB4 for the following season. The car debuted at the 1960 Earls Court Motor Show in London and was immediately lauded for its stunning blend of Aston Martin’s signature shape with design cues that were undoubtedly Zagato. Few were built, and despite its racing success, Aston Martin did not pursue a successor.

It was more than two decades before Aston Martin once again called upon the Milanese design firm for an angular, modern version of the V8 Vantage coupe. While an immediate hit upon its debut, fewer than 100 examples were ultimately commissioned before the two firms parted yet again. In 2002, Aston Martin reached out to Zagato for a shortened version of its DB7 that harked back to the original DB4 Zagato. This time, the relationship had staying power and subsequent Aston Martin Zagatos over the last two decades have cemented the two brands.

At the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Italy’s Lake Como, Aston Martin unveiled the Vanquish Zagato Coupe. Composed mostly of broad one-piece panels, the carbon-fiber body has few cut lines while maintaining the unmistakably Aston Martin grille shape and side strakes. The Vanquish Zagato’s signature design detail is its wraparound glass and visor-like double-bubble roof panel, both Zagato hallmarks. Hints of the Aston Martin Vulcan and One-77 shine through in the “bladed” LED taillights and side mirrors, which appear almost stemless. Inside, the Vanquish Zagato wears a quilted pattern on its leather seats and door panels, with herringbone carbon-fiber trim and Zagato badging throughout.

Under the hood, Aston Martin fitted an uprated version of its AM29 5.9-liter V-12 engine. Equipped with a paddle-shifting, eight-speed automatic transmission and enormous carbon-ceramic brakes behind 20-inch alloy wheels, the total output was an astounding 592 brake horsepower—good for a top speed over 200 mph. Though the Vanquish Zagato’s prime appeal lies in its styling, the purity of its naturally aspirated V-12 and rear-wheel-drive layout make it a thrilling performer.

The US-market Vanquish Zagato Coupe offered has had just one owner from new. Displaying less than 200 miles at cataloguing time, the car is finished in striking Escaping White over two-tone Pure Black and Pearl White leather trim. As documented by its original window sticker, the car is equipped with many desirable touches from Aston Martin’s Q division, including a color-keyed One-77 steering wheel, Shadow Bronze rotaries, and a quilted headliner. Further additions include ventilated front seats, an upgraded alarm system, black textured tailpipe finish, black side window surrounds, and an extra crystal glass key for a total manufacturer suggested retail price of $764,683 when new. A set of original books, the window sticker, umbrella, and battery charger accompany the car.

An intoxicating blend of British and Italian design paired with an increasingly rare, naturally aspirated V-12 engine, this gorgeous coupe is one of just 99 created in conjunction with Zagato, making it highly prized among marque collectors and among the most sought-after British supercars ever made.