2014 marked 95 years of continuous activity for the design house Zagato over three generations of Zagato family leadership. Aston Martin celebrated its 100th birthday a year earlier. As a massive present, Zagato revealed two special editions of the DBS Coupe and DB9 Volante. After that Zagato released a third Aston: the Virage Shooting Brake, revealed at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d'Elegance.
This one-of-a-kind car was commissioned by a European client who desired an atelier-level, collectible modern car. This project signifies a bespoke Zagato design for an elite Aston Martin model with cutting-edge styling cues while it pays homage to Zagato?s artistic, Italian coach building tradition on the canvas of a shooting brake body shape.
The fundamental design language seems to be derived from the 2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial, and retains the forward-raked front and sleek lines.
As the name suggests, it's based on the Virage model (which itself sat on the DB9/DBS platform), with the familiar 6.0-litre V12.
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