Would You Rather: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato or Ferrari F60 America?

Last week we pitted two flyweight sports cars from the early 1970s against each other and watched the Porsche 911 2.7 RS take a narrow victory over the Ferrari Dino 246. This week, however, we’re bring things back to the here-and-now with a pair of very exclusive one-off exocitc grand tourers.

To everyone’s delight, Aston Martin recently green lit a production run of 99 units for the achingly gorgeous Vanquish Zagato — a perfect sendoff for Aston’s VH platform before the DB11 fills the gap for good. But if you’re looking for something even rarer, look no further than the Ferrari F60 America. With only 10 units sold, this F12-based droptop is a sure future classic.

Which of these rare beasts would you put in your garage?


LOOKS: Aston’s partnership with Italian design house Zagato goes all the way back to the DB4 GT Zagato of 1960, but the Vanquish Zagato might be duo’s best work yet. Its radical, yet subdued styling is exactly what Zagato does so well.

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LOOKS: The F60 is much more of an extrovert. It shares the F12 underpinnings, but you’d hardly know it. The resculpted body looks absolutely fantastic, and the white on blue livery is inspired by the N.A.R.T (North American Racing Team) Ferrari racers of the 1960s.

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LOOKS: The F60 is a looker, but the Vanquish Zagato makes us weak in the knees.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato: 1

Ferrari F60 America: 0


PERFORMANCE: The Zagato gets Aston’s old 6.0-liter V12 which is slated to be phased out with the VH platform (the new DB11 gets a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12), but for this application, it’s been tweaked to produce 600-horsepower — 32 more than the normal Vanquish. The sprint to 60 mph takes about 3.5 seconds and it will top out at over 200 mph.

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PERFORMANCE: Ferrari’s 6.3-liter V12 is an absolute screamer. With 730-horsepower, it flings the F60 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat and on to a top speed of well over 200 mph. Don’t leave any important documents lying around with the top down.

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PERFORMANCE: It’s probably the last normally aspirated V12 Aston will ever sell, but the Ferrari’s V12 monsters it in every respect.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato: 1

Ferrari F60 America: 1


INTERIOR: You certainly won’t forget what you’re driving while inside the Vanquish Zagato. Zagato’s ‘Z’ motif is used in patterns in the seats and door cards. Unusual materials like herringbone carbon fiber and anodized bronze make the interior even more unique.

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INTERIOR: Talk about driver focused. Most of the F60’s interior is black leather, but the driver’s seat and instrumentation both sit in a contrasting red cocoon, which is something we can’t recall seeing in any other car. Seat, steering wheel and most switchgear come from the F12, but that’s definitely not a bad thing.

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INTERIOR: Each interior is incredibly unique in its own way. We can’t make a call on this one.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato: 2

Ferrari F60 America: 2


COLLECTABILITY: Aston is yet to announce pricing for the Vanquish Zagato, but expect something around $750,000. Not that it really matters, because all 99 examples have been spoken for. If current values for the previous Zagato Aston, the Vantage-base V12 Zagato, are any indication, then residuals should be very good.

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COLLECTABILITY: With only 10 examples built exclusively for trusted Ferrari collectors in the United States, did you really think you’d be able to snatch up an F60 America? Even with a $2.5 million price tag, these things were gone before they were even shown to the public. A surefire future classic.

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COLLECTABILITY: The F60 is about as rare and valuable as Ferraris get — new or old.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato: 2

Ferrari F60 America: 3


The F60 takes home the goods. Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page which you would rather put in your hermetically sealed underground garage.

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