Got $800,000? Buy This Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este

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Stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato.

Breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este only has delivery miles on the clock.

When British style meets Italian elegance, you can end up with something as achingly beautiful as this Zagato-designed 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish with the Villa d’Este package. It’s Kate Winslet in a Oscar De La Renta dress or, if you prefer, Henry Cavill in a Ermenegildo Zegna suit. It’s also going on the block in December 8, via RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Auction.

Zagato has been bringing stunning designs to coachbuilding since 1919 through each period of their favored design styles to the current neoclassical blend they have brought to Aston’s Vanquish. It’s not just the signature Zagato features such as the double-bubble roof and wraparound glass that make this so obviously a Zagato take on the Vanquish. It’s how they blend with the existing lines and style of the car and elevate them.

The Villa d’Este package highlights the wheel spokes, badges, and side strakes in gold on the outside, then the vents and parts of the switchgear inside. The gold accenting could have come off as gaudy but matched with the Lava Red paint it simply works. You could argue that the “Z” quilting on the seats, side doors, and headliner is a little over the top, but the Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este is all about extravagance mixed in with the style and substance. It’s not just style that’s been worked through either, the substance of the Aston Martin V12 has also been thickened by an upgrade from 580 to 592 horsepower.

Of only 99 coupes, this is just 1 of 15 that came to the US. That puts the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este in the ultra-exclusive zone, and we’re wondering how many kidneys we’ll need to sell to find the estimated $600,000 – $800,000 we would need to consider bidding.

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Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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