To celebrate its 95th anniversary, Italian automotive design studio Zagato has unveiled its latest creation, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato at the Chantilly Art & Elegance. This one-of-a-kind car was commissioned by a European client who desired an atelier-level, collectible modern car.
The Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato represents a new, exclusive creation for Aston Martin’s limited range of elite models. It represents a point break in traditional modern Aston design that has characterized all Zagato cars since the introduction of the DB7. A modern interpretation with design cues of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Volante of the mid 80s, the new Shooting Brake Zagato creates surprise and fascination with a new shape while maintaining Zagato and Aston Martin’s core design values.
In 2013, Zagato Atelier paid tribute to Aston Martin’s 100th Anniversary with the announcement of the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial, conceived for the well-known American car collector Peter Read, and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial, delivered to a young Japanese collector of modern Zagato cars.
After Zagato’s Coupé and Spider, the Shooting Brake marks the natural succession among the most appreciated body styles, both in the Italian and British tradition.