Shy of the radical Aston Martin Vulcan race car, the British carmaker's flagship Vanquish is an unequivocal beauty. So what happens when Italian design house Zagato gets a hold of one? It becomes a wheeled work of art, that's what. Their latest creation is the Vanquish Zagato, and it is a sight to behold. The car was specifically designed and built to debut at the famous Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy. It also marks the fifth partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato over the course of fifty years.

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Though the layperson might not be able to point out the differences between the Zagato and the stock Vanquish, they're actually quite significant starting with totally new taillights that include bladed LED technology from the Vulcan racecar. The big quad exhaust pipes and a retractable spoiler round out the rear in aggressive style. The double-bubble roof is signature Zagato, and it even makes its way into the rear glass, a beautiful touch and perhaps the car's best feature. There are even Zs embedded in the big Aston grille for all to see. 

The interior also gets Zagato-style appointments that include Z-pattern stitching in the seats and more Zs in the center console. The red and black colorway matches the exterior of the Vanquish Zagato beautifully. Power for the sexy grand-tourer comes from the same 6.8-liter V12 found in the base car, but power gets bumped from 568 to 592. The Concorso opens to the public on Saturday, May 21st, where you can see this looker in the flesh. 

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