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Hot on the heels of the DB11 unveiled earlier this year, Aston Martin has revealed the product of its latest collaboration with Milanese coachbuilder Zagato. Called the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept, the stunning sports coupé was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este over the weekend.

As the name suggests, the car – the fifth in a collaboration that stretches over five decades – is based on the Vanquish, but with a more elegant and sporty body that takes cues from past Zagato models, including the most recent V12 Vantage Zagato.

The coachwork is built entirely from carbon fibre, with large one-piece panels reducing the number of split lines on the body. At the front sits the typical Aston Martin Zagato full-width grille, a large splitter and a reprofiled bonnet with larger air vents.

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Down its sides, you’ll spot the wraparound windscreen, One-77-inspired wing mirrors, a side strake that cuts right into the front wheel arches, as well as a sharp crease along the rear haunches that flows into the rear end. Zagato’s trademark double bubble roof is present and correct.

The voluptuous rump is similar in design to the DB11, with a rear hatch and a retractable rear spoiler. The twin circular tail lights are another Zagato design detail, and feature LED “blades” that are similar to those on the Vulcan. Quad exhaust exits jutting out from the massive rear diffuser round off the redesign, paired to a retuned 6.0 litre naturally aspirated V12 that bumps power up from 568 hp to 600 hp.

Inside, the Vanquish’s cabin has been treated with herringbone carbon fibre trim, shadow and bronze highlights on the fascia, vents and rotary dials and red and black aniline leather upholstery. The seats and door sections also get the unique ‘Z’ quilt pattern, while a ‘Z’ emblem has been embossed into the headrests and stitched into the centre console. Gorgeous, is it not?