Aston Martin will produce less V12 Zagato models

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 27, 2012

If you were hoping to get one of the 150 units of the wild Aston Martin V12 Zagato supercar that would be produced, better make sure to grab one quickly since only 101 cars would be built. The V12 Zagato has a price tag of £330,000 ($464,850).

According to a GTSpirit report, Aston Martin will make fewer copies of the road-going variant of this racecar but not because of a drop in demand. Aston Martin representative Matt Clarke said that what was announced previously was that ‘up to 150 cars’ could be built. Anyone with taste and with a ton of money will want to buy a V12 Zagato.

The V12-Vantage-based coupe features a 6.0-liter V-12, which can deliver 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Italian design house Zagato built the body. The vehicle was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato. It will carry all the talents that it had shown at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race.

Moreover, V12 Zagato is different from other Astons due to its black-mesh oversized grille, huge wheels, circular LED taillights, and a giant rear wing.

Like most supercars, it has body panels consisting of carbon fiber and aluminum. It’s highly possible that the arrival of the new Vanquish led to the change in its production. It won’t be an easy decision in choosing between Aston’s new halo car and the Zagato-badged supercar.

Engineers at Aston Martin have managed to bring the V12 Zagato from a concept to an actual product in a relatively short amount of time. The V12 Zagato shows the amazing balance achieved between the Aston Martin style and its race performance.

The DB4GT Zagato was already a symbol when it comes to power and grace and the new V12 Zagato represents the true spirit of this icon. With a strong but elegant design, the V12 Zagato’s form defines the pure nature of the racing quality of the car. The V12 Zagato was developed by the team of engineers that was led by Chris Porritt.

Porritt had also headed the team that developed the One-77. The V12 Zagato has a handcrafted aluminum body with a design that is not possible when using the usual pre-formed panel techniques. With the skill and inspiration born from 100 years of tradition, each of the aluminum panels was created using the time-honored crafted body bucks with an English wheel.

Take the front wing for example, it has seven different pieces made of aluminum which are then combined and then finished by hand to give it the appearance of one flowing form. The double bubble roof, which is standard of the Zagato design, was created by using five separate pieces that show just how much craftsmanship was involved when the V12 Zagato was made.

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