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Zagato has built a Virage Shooting Brake
Aston Martin celebrated its 100th birthday last year. As a massive present, Zagato revealed two special editions of the DBS Coupe and DB9 Volante.
Today we see the third Aston built by Zagato, the Virage Shooting Brake, revealed at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d’Elegance.
It’s the second Zagato to be revealed this year - after the weird Lamborghini Gallardo we saw at Villa d’Este - commissioned and built for a European client who desired an ‘atelier-level’ collectible.
As the name suggests, it’s based on the now discontinued Virage model (which itself sat on the DB9/DBS platform), with the familiar 6.0-litre V12 lump hulking somewhere underneath those Italian curves.
Not much is said about those curves, though, Zagato merely telling us the design takes cues from the V8 Vantage and Volante Astons from the 1980s.
So, have a look through the pics and let us know what you think. That makes it three different Zagato Astons (DB9, DBS and now Virage) representing three different bodystyles (Spider, Coupe and now Shooting Brake) for buyers across three continents (America, Asia and now Europe).
It’s a fine way to celebrate 95 years of Zagato (Ugo Zagato began his coachbuilding career in 1919), but can it ever top Aston and Zagato’s high watermark of that gorgeous DB4 GT from 1960?