Aston's V12 Zagato is a modern tribute to the original

Aston Martin’s V12 Zagato (road car) is a thing of original beauty.

The V12 Zagato is one of Aston’s line of GT cars, the original and most iconic of  which was the DB4GT Zagato, produced almost exactly 50 years ago.

Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, says  “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.”

Built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Warwickshire, production of the V12 Zagato will be limited to no more than 150 cars. Creating each V12 Zagato is a painstaking process that takes approximately 2,000 man-hours. The V12 Zagato is constructed from a combination of hand crafted aluminium and carbon fibre. The bonnet, signature ‘double-bubble’ roof and doors are hand-crafted aluminium, while the front and rear fenders, door sills and boot lid surround are made from carbon fibre. The painting process alone takes some 100 hours to complete

A work of art built by craftsmen to be driven and enjoyed by the world’s most discerning (and wealthiest) car collectors, the V12 Zagato is priced at £330,000 (about R4-million). First deliveries are scheduled for September 2012.

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