Two doors, two seats, four exhausts, and a long roof.
Its name might be too long and the dashboard design looks somewhat a bit dated, but nothing is perfect in this world, so let’s just take a second and admire the beauty that is the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. Fully living up to its name, this is a real shooting brake with only two doors, unlike one other model that has rear doors – I’m looking at you, Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake.
Spotted beautifying the streets of London, Zagato’s masterpiece is quite rare considering only 99 vehicles are to be built as part of an exclusive series that includes the Coupe, Volante, and Speedster. By the way, there’s a fortunate guy out there enjoying the fruits of life with all four body styles in his collection. Getting back to the video at hand, it gives us the opportunity to have a closer look at the stunning estate carrying Zagato’s signature double bubble roof with glass inlays to allow light inside the cabin.
Gallery: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake in London
Long sold out, the gorgeous estate offers seating for only two people and packs the same V12 with 592 bhp as the Vanquish S upon which it’s based. The regular coupe sprints to 62 mph in three and a half seconds before topping out at 201 mph, and we’re expecting similar performance numbers from the Zagato Shooting Brake. It means we’re looking at one of the fastest estate in the world thanks to a naturally aspirated 5.9-litre engine.
Zagato fans will remember another shooting brake developed by the Italian coachbuilder in recent years. Also based on an Aston Martin, the Virage Shooting Brake pictured below was introduced in 2014 as a one-off to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary. Commissioned by a customer from Europe in need of an “atelier-level, collectable modern car,” the unique two-door estate still looks special five years since its launch.