Aston Martin has dropped the first images and details on the new V12 Zagato after the ‘final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace’ and after it was leaked on the internet. The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a very exciting addition for us since it’s a car based on the Vantage V12 but features modern ideas, materials, processes and technology pioneered on very exclusive One-77.
“Our relationship with Zagato stretches back more than 50 years,” said Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez. “Together in that time we have created a series of very special cars. The first – the DB4GT Zagato – is a true icon: fast, beautiful and incredibly desirable. In the V12 Zagato I believe we have captured the spirit of that car and combined it with a confident twist of modernity to give it a character all of its own.”
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After an overwhelming response to the concept, Aston decided to build a strictly limited run of V12 Zagatos – and by strict we mean only 150 units will be produced. starting Q3 2012 (first deliveries Q4 2012). Why only 150? Because creating each Aston Martin V12 Zagato takes about 2,000 man-hours to complete and just like the One-77, it is built from a combination of hand crafted aluminum and carbon fiber. The hood, signature ‘double-bubble’ roof and doors are hand-crafted aluminum, while the front and rear fenders, door sills and trunk lid surrounds are made from carbon fiber.
Power for the production Aston V12 Zagato will come from a 6.0 liter V12 engine making 510-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Fitted to a 6-speed manual transmission, the V12 Zagato will go form 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.
Pricing for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato will start at £330,000 ($522,652 USD) in the UK.
– By: Omar Rana