Zagato Aston Martin V12 Concept

May 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

The latest Aston Martin model styled by Zagato is this V12 which is based on the V12 Vantage and celebrates the new partnership between the two great British and Italian companies.

The V12 Zagato will appear in the form of an endurance race car to compete at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 25/26 June; following tradition of recent new Aston Martins, but before that it will first stop at the Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May to make its public debut and also gauge customer interest. They have plans to make this car in a strictly limited number, if the feedback is positive.

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Featuring a new handcrafted aluminium body, the V12 Zagato delivers a beautiful and  muscular design not possible using pre-formed panel techniques. Using the influences and skill of nearly 100 years of heritage in the craft, every aluminium panel was formed using an English wheel and traditionally crafted body bucks.  Each front wing alone comprises seven separate pieces of aluminium, combined and then hand finished to give one flowing form.

And yes it does feature the Zagato double-bubble roof! The Zagato V12 is powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque as in the normal Aston.

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