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Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato hood

Aston Martin V12 Zagato rear

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Year 2011
Engine 6.0 litre V12
Transmission 6-speed, automated-manual RWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph -
Horsepower 510 horsepower
weight -

22nd May 2011:

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is the latest product of Aston Martin and Zagato's intermittent collaboration. The car was officially revealed to the world on the 21th May, 2011, by the shores of Lake Como, Italy at the prestigious Villa D'Este Concours.

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato was inspired by several of the past Aston/Zagato creations. Including the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato and DB7 Zagato.

As we'd guessed a couple of weeks before - based on the initial teaser sketch - the Aston Martin V12 Zagato is based on the acclaimed V12 Vantage.

Work began on the V12 Zagato back in 2010, when designers from both companies met up to discuss how the styling influences of both brands could be incorporated successfully into one design.

The lead engineer for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Chris Porritt, was the same guy tasked with making the One-77 supercar a reality. Along with his team of engineers, he helped turn the V12 Zagato from pretty pictures and computer models, into a race-ready piece of machinery in a very short space of time.

The bodywork of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato is handcrafted from aluminium. That means there wasn't any mass production metal stamping going on. Instead, 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 provide one flowing surface. As usual for Zagato cars, the V12 Zagato has been given the trademark double-bubble roof.

Powering the Aston Martin V12 Zagato the same engine as used in the V12 Vantage. That means is got a 6.0 litre V12 which produces 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque.

The V12 Vantage has been campaigned successfully in GT3 racing over the last couple of years. And the V12 Zagato is going to keep the competition spirit alive by taking to the race track too.

The racing debut of the V12 Zagato will be at the four hour VLN race at Nürburgring on 28th May 2011 with a view to two cars racing at the 24 hour race on 25/26 June. The cars will be driven by a team from Aston Martin race cars, led for the sixth year by Chief Executive Dr. Ulrich Bez.

Racing features of the V12 Vantage Zagato include a bonded aluminium platform modified with a bespoke steel roll cage, front and rear double wishbone suspension with fully adjustable Multimatic DSSV Dampers and a 120ltr endurance racing fuel tank.

Similar and related vehicles:
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin One-77

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