• Subtle Tones

At Aston Martin, we look to the beauty all around us when creating our cars – a trait shared by our long-standing partners at the prestigious Italian design-house Zagato

For our latest collaboration, art director Marella Zagato, designer of the limited edition Vanquish Zagato, has revealed that the exquisite colour of the concept car was inspired by a multi-faceted bronze ring from her personal jewellery collection. The car’s colour subtly changes with the movement of the sun.
Unveiled at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe is the latest creation from a partnership that stretches back over 50 years. A winning combination of Aston Martin’s material qualities and Zagato’s signature design language, the release is strictly limited to a run of 99 cars. The carbon-fibre Vanquish Zagato is an exclusive sporting GT and marks a significant new chapter in Aston Martin’s history. Previous models from this dynamic collaboration have included the most expensive Aston Martin car ever sold at auction, the iconic 1962 DB4 GT Zagato racing car, which fetched a cool £9.45m in New York in December 2015, and the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato.

Background

“Aston Martin Zagato models are the choice of the individual; a person who appreciates understated style, beauty and substance, but who is not afraid to be different.”

Andrea Zagato, CEO Zagato

Closer to home, Q by Aston Martin is often called upon to explore the ultimate expression of individual creativity. Inspired by the scarab beetle origins of our iconic wings badge, one client tasked us to further explore this theme with his car. Using lacquered scarab beetle wings to achieve an incredible depth of colour, the team created a stunning piece that combined nature and heritage for a never-to-be-repeated piece of design history.

To see more of our sources of inspiration explore Q by Aston Martin