It is far from the first Aston Martin estate but it will be the most numerous. The Shooting Brake is one of a family of four bespoke Zagato-designed limited-edition models based on the Vanquish S. The first born, the Vanquish Zagato Coupe, was announced in 2016 – the fifth Aston to get Z badges since the collaboration with the Italian coachbuilders began in 1960 with the iconic DB4 GT Zagato.
Since then Aston has confirmed there will be Volante convertible versions, a Speedster model and this Shooting Brake estate variant, all with their own individual character. Production is limited to 99 coupes, Volantes and Shooting Brakes, plus 28 Speedsters, for a total Zagato run of 325 cars.
Pricing and availability remain between Aston and their clients; the premium on the circa £200k price of a standard Vanquish S is undoubtedly sizeable, in line with the bespoke carbon design and exclusivity – Aston believes cars like this will in the future rank among the “most covetable and collectable Aston Martins ever”.