Featuring a new handcrafted aluminium body, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato delivers a beautiful and muscular design not probable using pre-formed panel techniques. Using the influences and skill of nearly 100 years of heritage in the craft, every aluminium panel was shaped using an English wheel and traditionally crafted body bucks. Each front wing alone comprises seven divide pieces of aluminium, combined and then hand finished to give one flowing form. Another iconic Zagato design cue is the double bubble roof shaped in this case from five divide pieces illustrating further the strength of craftsmanship concerned in the construction of the V12 Zagato.
Designed for the focused driver, the V12 Zagato has been honed with pure driving pleasure in mind. The V12 Zagato combines Aston Martin’s most dynamic bonded aluminium platform with the power of the 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.
The V12 Vantage which forms the basis of the V12 Zagato has been established on the race track as early as 2009 with a class win in its debut race at the 24 hour race at Nürburgring whilst being close to production standard with only necessary safety modifications, reduced weight and re-tuned suspension but no extra aerodynamic enhancements. In 2011 the car has gone on to form the basis of the new Aston Martin GT3 race car unveiled last month.
Aston Martin V12 Zagato specification includes a bonded aluminium platform customized with a bespoke steel roll cage, front and rear double wishbone suspension with fully adaptable Multimatic DSSV Dampers and a 120ltr survival racing fuel tank.