Aston Martin V12 Zagato (2013)

CARBARN | Aston Martin V12 Zagato (2013) | With the final signed-off design and engineering development work progressing APACE, Aston Martin reveals the first images of the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato (road car) scheduled for production later in 2012. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is the pinnacle of the Vantage range. Though commemorating a great Aston Martin of the past the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Could be no mere Pastiche of the original.

For Aston Martin's CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, the V12 Zagato is "a celebration of both Aston Martin's heritage and its future".  The first - the DB4GT Zagato is a true icon: fast, beautiful and incredibly Desirable.  Initial design concepts for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato were Explored in early 2010. Inspired by Zagato's bold and individual styling signatures Aston Martin's Director of Design, Marek Reichman, and his Gaydon-based design team relished the challenge of shaping the V12 Zagato, creating a car That pushes the boundaries of Aston Martin's design language, yet pays tribute to the DB4GT Zagato. Demonstrating Aston Martin's ability to rapidly bring ideas to fruition the program Zagato Quickly gained momentum, the design team working hand-in-hand with engineers and artisans to complete the build of a pair of concept cars in the spring of 2011.

May 2011 saw the Aston Martin V12 Zagato the make its world debut at the prestigious Villa d'Este concours. In June the Villa d'Este winner - along with the second prototype car - the Aston Martin V12 made Zagato's world racing debut at the 24 hour endurance race gruelling held at the Nürburgring. Both cars completed the ultimate durability test, continuing Aston Martin's 100 per cent finishing record in this notoriously tough race. Since then, Aston Martin's design team have worked to refine the sports car's detailing and aerodynamic performance while staying faithful to the original design concept.  Every Aston Martin is a unique combination of advanced materials, technology and time-honoured craftsmanship. Built at Aston Martin's global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, production of the V12 Zagato will be Strictly limited to no more than 150 cars. Creating each V12 Zagato is a painstaking process takes approximately 2.000 That man-hours to complete. Just like the One-77, the V12 Zagato is constructed from a combination of hand crafted aluminum and carbon fiber. The bonnet, signature 'double-bubble' roof and doors are hand-crafted aluminum, while the front and rear fenders, door sills and boot lid are made from surround carbon fiber.

Four unique colors have been created for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Scintilla Silver, Green Alloro, Diavolo Alba Blue and Red. From there the V12 Zagato is transferred to the standalone facility originally built to house One-77 production, where the build is completed. This serene, laboratory-like space is perfectly suited to the task of creating special cars Such as the V12 Zagato.  Likewise the bold new grille is formed in a unique three-dimensional mesh composite material Echoes That's famous Zagato 'Z' moniker.  Satin-finish carbon fiber on the dashboard and center stack is perfectly complimented by piano black and satin black Accents rotary switchgear. Carbon fiber sill plaques with 'V12 Zagato' script inlaid metal Provide a distinctive finishing touch. A work of art built by skilled craftsmen to be driven and enjoyed by the world's most discerning collectors car, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a fitting tribute to its Illustrious ancestor.

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