The World Endurance Championship (WEC) was visiting Spa this past weekend and it attracted a lot of race fans, and some bring their exotic cars along, like this stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato. The WEC races take place at historic and evocative circuits such as Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring, Fuji Speedway and, of course, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans which is the cornerstone of the championship. I'm not sure what was more exciting, seeing the race or spotting this Vanquish Zagato!
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is an amazing car, and being a limited edition it is very special to spot one. The car was introduced to the public a year ago at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganze Villa d’Este at Lake Como. Under the hood Aston Martin's 6.0L V12 powertrain has been uprated to increase its output to 600PS1, capable of delivering a projected 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. This added performance matched to a unique suspension setup creates a unique GT driving experience specific to the Vanquish Zagato model. The roof features the iconic 'double-bubble', its shallow radius dipping into the rear window glass to give the car an unmistakeable rear silhouette. A Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets with a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile.