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Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Concept is the prettiest car you'll see all year

This is the automaker's fifth collaboration with the Italian coachbuilder and design studio.

Be still, my beating heart.

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I have no clever intro for this one. Honestly, any words I attempt to hamfist into coherent thoughts will not do the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept any justice. Simply put, it's an absolute stunner, a marvel of modern design that blends new and old. Nothing you or I create will ever be this beautiful, and it's best to just accept that fact.

Debuting this weekend at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, this is the fifth collaboration between the British supercar manufacturer and the famed Italian design studio. Several Zagato design staples are quite apparent -- mainly, the round taillights that also hark to the "bladed" look of the Aston Martin Vulcan's lights.

The body's new, as well. It's entirely carbon fiber, and massive panels help to cut down the number of visible seams along the body. The wing mirrors are reminiscent of the One-77, and the side strakes invoke the all-new DB11. The roof rocks the "double bubble" look, yet another Zagato hallmark.

If you think this is some non-functional concept that's heavy on the show and light on the go, you'd be dead wrong. The car's V-12 engine puts out some 592 horsepower. The interior is fully done up, as well, with herringbone carbon fiber, bronze and leather.

OK, that's enough words for now. They're only serving to prevent you from spending more time staring at this train-stoppingly gorgeous supercar.

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