For the first time in the history of the Aston Martin-Zagato relationship, the pair is releasing a whole family of cars, eschewing the norm of a small run of just one model. This time around, the four different Aston Martin Zagatos will be based on the Vanquish S — a Coupe, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake.
It’s been known for a while that Zagato was planning a convertible version of its Vanquish S coupe and earlier this year it was uncovered that a Speedster version was on its way as well. But today’s announcement of a Zagato-designed shooting-brake (basically a two-door wagon) caught us by surprise. Only 28 Speedsters will be made (all of which have been sold) and only 99 of each of the Coupe, Volante and Shooting Brake with deliveries being completed in 2018.
It’s no secret how we feel about Zagato’s hit or miss (mostly miss) track record, here at Gear Patrol, but the Speedster and the Shooting brake are two models that would look desperately pretty with the Vanquish S’s original design cues — especially the shooting brake. Callaway has an incredible success on its hands with the Corvette Aerowagon (essentially a shooting brake) and that’s mainly due to it simply adopting the C7 Corvette’s original character to the new architecture.
Just for fun, the designers at Aston should draw up a shooting brake of their own — it likely wouldn’t be long before it got the green light for production — the Vanquish design is begging for it.