Aston Martin V12 Zagato Coupé 2013 LTD Edition 1/61 Road Cars
- Make:Aston Martin
- Engine:6.0L Petrol V12
- Power:510 bhp
- Top Speed:190 mph
- 0-62 mph:4.2 secs
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Coupé 2013 LTD Edition 1/61 Road Cars additional information
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a British sports car/endurance racer made by Aston Martin in collaboration with Zagato to celebrate a fifty-year partnership since the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Introduced in Lake Como, Italy at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 21 May 2011, the Zagato was awarded with the competition’s “Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes” which has also been won by the One-77 in 2009
Built to commemorate the 50th year of Aston Martin-Zagato partnership, which started with the legendary DB4 GT Zagato, the 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Vantage embraces the future of Aston Martin and Zagato with a nod to their historic past. Based on the V12 Vantage, a small team, including veterans of the One-77 project, designed the V12 Zagato at the Aston Martin Design Studios in Gaydon.
The elegant aluminium and carbon fibre body was designed with both computer-aided design and clay models; not only is the V12 Zagato stunning, but aerodynamically optimized for the track. The V12 retains the classic Zagato cues; the double-bubble roof, short body over hangs, and flared haunches. Each of these stunning cars were meticulously built, with even the paint requiring over 100 hours to produce the dazzling finish. Inside finds more handcrafted touches in the hand stitched Zagato logos in the headrests, and quilted seats and door panels.
Although originally conceived for the track, after numerous successes in multiple races customer interest grew to such that Aston produced 61 (44 in left hand drive) for road use. These road cars retained many of the racing features, including a 120 litre endurance fuel tank, carbon-ceramic brakes, and significant weight saving over the Vantage V12. Sitting on race-tuned double-wishbone suspension and powered by the roaring 6.0 litre V12 producing 510 horsepower, the V12 Zagato is not just a pretty face.