Aston Martin V12 Zagato To Appear at IAA Motor Show

By Marie | 25th August 2011 | Category: Aston Martin | Leave a comment

 

The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be appearing at the 64th IAA International Motor Show at Frankfurt in September.

Along with the largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a Motor Show, two V12 Zagatos will be shown for the first time at the event.

Hand assembled at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, the V12 Zagato is based on the highly acclaimed V12 Vantage and features a beautiful ’handcrafted‘ aluminium and carbon fibre body.

Following very positive initial customer reaction, the V12 Zagato is being offered for sale at £330,000 (excluding taxes) and will go into strictly limited production of up to 150 cars in summer 2012.

Fifty years after the introduction of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagato have collaborated to create this modern interpretation. This latest model remains true to the focus of craftsmanship, performance and exclusivity which made the original collaboration so successful.

Launched successfully in May at the famous Villa D’Este Concours on Lake Como, Italy, the V12 Zagato saw off tough competition to be awarded the coveted Design Award for the concept and prototypes class.

The first of the two V12 Zagatos being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, finished in its distinctive green livery is the full endurance race car concept specification as campaigned at the Nürburgring. This car is nicknamed ‘Zig.’

The second of the cars, nicknamed ‘Zag’, was originally shown at the Villa D’Este before being converted into the same full racing specification as the sister car.

Since the 24 hour race, Zag, has been returned to its original show specification which shows a racing car interior but also has an exterior more representative of the exclusive road car currently offered for order.

Aston Martin today also releases the first conceptual illustrations of the road car variant that will go into production from mid 2012.

The pair of V12 Zagatos will join the Aston Martin stand at Frankfurt in September alongside the One-77 supercar and the recently launched Virage and Vantage S.

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