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Aston Martin V12 Zagato: Now it’s official

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Aston Martin V12 Zagato - now it's official

There was never any real doubt; Aston Martin will build the V12 Zagato as a road car. We told you so even before the V12 Zagato made its first appearance at Villa D’Este in the Spring. It was always a given.

We even managed to tell you back in May that the V12 Zagato price would be between £300-350k. Aston Martin has revealed this morning that the V12 Zagato will cost £330k.

Where it’s gone a bit Pete Tong is that we were convinced (actually, we still are) that Aston Martin would build either 89 or 99 V12 Zagatos. It’s historic. It’s achievable.

But Aston Martin are saying they will build ‘Up to 150 V12 Zagatos’. Which may be a hope, but it’s unlikely to be a reality. To find 150 people in the world to pay an extra £250k for a hand-made body on a Vantage V12 won’t be that easy. Still, good on AML if they manage it.

Performance on the V12 Zagato is the same as the V12 Vantage on which it’s based, although it will get bodywork only hand-building can create, including a five-piece fabrication of the trademark double-bubble roof.

Unlike the V12 Zagatos we’ve seen so far, the production V12 Zagato will get a proper interior, not scaffolding and big, ugly racing switchgear.

Although it is going to be bog-standard V12 Vantage interior rather than custom (not that there’s anything wrong with the V12 Vantage interior – far from it) with Zagato logos and badges dotted around the cabin.

The plan is to start building the V12 Zagato in Summer 2012, which fits in nicely with the ending of the production of the Aston Martin One-77.

Aston Martin’s boss, Ulrich Bez, said of the V12 Zagato:

“Such style, exclusivity and fastidious craftsmanship ensures it will be one of the most highly coveted models in Aston Martin’s 98-year history. A fabulous celebration of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the V12 Zagato is the perfect inspiration for the next 50 years of Aston Martin.”

So if you have £400k to spend on a V12 Zagato best you give AM a call.

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Exterior Style

Coupe only New Zagato styling Four unique Zagato exterior paint schemes

Wheels and Tyres

Lightweight forged aluminium 19” alloy wheels, unique for V12 Zagato Front tyres: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19 Rear tyres: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/30 ZR19

Interior Style

V12 Vantage interior with Zagato stitched logos and plaques

Engine

6.0 litre V12 Engine 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) at 6500 rpm 570 Nm (420 lb.ft) at 5750 rpm Selectable ‘Sport’ mode

Transmission

Six-speed manual transmission

Performance (estimates)

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 190 mph (305 km/h)


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