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Aston V12 Zagato confirmed for production in 2012

Fri, 08 Jul 2011

Aston Martin has confirmed production of the V12 Zagato – yours for £330,000, plus local taxes. It will build just 150 examples will be hand-built at Gaydon, with first deliveries expected in summer 2012.

An aluminium and carbonfibre body is designed to echo the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato. Ulrich Bez, Aston’s chief exec described the V12 Zagato as ‘the perfect inspiration for the next 50 years of Aston Martin.’

I like the V12 Zagato's styling, but what are the figures?

Aston hasn’t disclosed any performance figures yet but being a V12 Vantage underneath, expect a top speed north of 190mph and 0-60 in around four seconds.

The DBS-derived 6.0-litre V12 kicks out 510bhp and 420lb ft of torque.

What does my extra £200k get me over a V12 Vantage?

Are you joking? Look at it! Ok, so an extra £200,000 won’t buy you many performance gains, but it does buy you bags of exclusivity and a car that could be worth a lot more in 20 years’ time than a standard V12 Vantage.

The Zagato body isn’t made using machines – it’s hand-crafted using a traditional wheel-and-buck method. This really is a special Aston.

But despite it being marketed as a driver focused, track proven supercar, most V12 Zagatos will never be driven in anger. They’ll be bought as investments and dry stored for the next few decades, making it out onto the road a few days a year.

By Jack Constantine