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An Aston Martin Station Wagon? No, a “Shooting Brake”

Aston reveals two new takes on the exclusive Zagato.

by on Aug.16, 2017

Aston Martin is looking to break from tradition again with a new Zagato-based shooting brake expected to be unveiled at the Concours d'Elegance.

As we’ve come to learn during the last couple years, the very British Aston Martin is anything but hidebound to tradition. Under CEO Andy Palmer it is developing both an SUV and an EV. And now, we’re about to see an Aston Martin station wagon.

Okay, it’s not the sort of wood-paneled wagon that Baby Boomers grew up with, but an elegant alternative to the classic Aston coupe that offers what appears to be a good bit more flexibility and utility. If anything, it’s the British marque’s answer to the Ferrari FF.

What a Conceptt!

And it’s one of a handful of interesting products Aston Martin is bringing with it to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend, a list that also includes the new Vanquish Zagato Volante, a striking convertible version of the Zagato Coupe that shows that when it wants to, Aston can be quite respectful, indeed, of its heritage.

First, about that wagon. It’s yet another variant of the sensuous Aston Zagato. We hope to get more details about it over the weekend when the covers are formally lifted at Pebble Beach. What we do know is that it retains the two-door layout of the original Zagato. Okay, three, when you count the power hatch.

(Aston Martin parts ways with LeEco on RapidE EV program. Click Here for the story.)

The Aston Martin Zagato Volante adds a convertible to the growing Zagato line-up.

According to the rendering Aston provides, the Shooting Brake’s roofline gets airy near glass panels. And the basic shape retains key Zagato cues, including the C-shaped accent lines emerging from the front wheel well’s air curtain, as well as the sharply creased rear fender.

Oh, and since there’s more interior space, Aston has kindly informed us you’ll be able to fill the back cargo compartment with custom-made luggage.

Exactly what the production timing is for the Zagato Shooting Brake we’ll likely find out soon. But Aston indicates it will ultimately produce 99 coupes, 99 ragtops and 99 of the wagons, as well as another 28 Speedsters.

(For more about Aston’s plans for the Zagato Volante, Click Here.)

All models but the wagon appear to already have been spoken for.

All four versions of the Aston Martin Zagato.

As with the wagon, the convertible picks up on the fundamental Zagato design cues. But the rear tonneau includes built-in headrests for backseat passengers.

Whatever version of the Aston Martin Zagato you go for, you’ll find a 590-horsepower 6.0-liter V-12 motivating it – the engine borrowed from the Aston Vanquish S. That should mean 0 to 60 times in the mid to high 3-second range.

(Click Here to see more about Jaguar’s new wagon, er, sport brake.)

As for pricing, the Volante pushes into the $850,000 range. Expect to pay a bit more for the convertible and Shooting Brake.

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