FREE NEWSLETTER

The Concours of Elegance to display every Aston Martin Zagato

3 May 2019

The Concours of Elegance is to display one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant manufactured.

From the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, right through to the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake, visitors will be able to see 16 examples from one of the most famous creative partnerships in automotive history.

The Aston Martin Zagato Celebratory Display is being curated by the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC), supported by Aston Martin Lagonda and Zagato. The display will include a number of extremely rare, as well as several unique, models, including one of the most famous racing Aston Martins in history, DB4 GT Zagato ‘1 VEV’.  Taking their place alongside ‘1 VEV’ are one-off cars including the V12 Vanquish Roadster Zagato, DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and Virage Shooting Brake Zagato Centennial.

 

Aston Martin and Zagato first came together with the reveal of the DB4 GT Zagato at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1960. Initially designed with aerodynamics and light weight in mind – to make the DB4 GT quicker on-track..

After the initial DB4 GT Zagato, the companies wouldn’t work together again until the V8 Vantage Zagato appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in 1986 – over 25 years later.  It wasn’t until 2002 that the DB7 got the Zagato treatment, including the DB4 GT Zagato-inspired “double bubble” roofline.

The next fruits of the Aston Martin Zagato partnership began again in 2011 – around the 50th anniversary of their first creation – with the V12 Vantage-based V12 Zagato. Then, even more recently, there was the reveal of the gorgeous Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake variants.

Earlier this year, Aston Martin and Zagato revealed the next step in their partnership: the DBZ Centenary Collection, in celebration of 100 years of Zagato – two cars you can only buy as a pair. The special pair includes a Zagato-styled variant of the new DBS Superleggera and a continuation of the original DB4 GT Zagato. Only 19 pairs are available globally.

There are also only 52 V8 Vantage Coupés; 100 DB7 Zagatos;  65 V12 Zagatos and a mere 28 Vanquish Zagato Speedsters.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “The Aston Martin Zagato partnership has produced such a consistently astonishing array of cars that it almost deserves an event of its own. What we’ve developed here in partnership with AMOC, Aston Martin and Zagato is the next best thing – a dedicated area at the UK’s top concours d’elegance event, hosted among the beautiful Fountain Gardens of one of Britain’s most amazing buildings.”

The event will take place at Hampton Court Palace between 6-8 September.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
7 Apr
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announces revised 2020 schedule https://t.co/hGeZHL4KU4
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
18 Mar
A new automotive adventure ‘down under’ from Bespoke Rallies https://t.co/j4kV5jh1XR
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
17 Mar
SVRA cancels Vintage Race of Champions https://t.co/3B05X1j4SL
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
17 Mar
Masters Historic Racing coronavirus update https://t.co/iwDJ0OysmU
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
27 Feb
Silver arrows to impress at Amelia Island https://t.co/TCD79zexAY
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
24 Feb
BMH and MGCC announced new 58-car race for MG Live! https://t.co/4tcQd8pH0c
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
23 Feb
For all those #rallycross fans out there don’t forget to stop by our stand 2-531 hall 2 at @RaceRetro_ to see Marti… https://t.co/X76WNjKW8Y