The star of 2011 Villa D’Este Concours and Nurbugring 24-hour race, has been revealed in its production form ahead of IAA debut.
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be produced in a limited run of just 150 cars in summer 2012, each priced at a whopping £330,000. The road-going version is something in between the concept car and racing version. It inherits the front and rear spoiler form the racer. There is still no picture of the interior available, but come on, you know it’s gonna be fantastic!
You won’t be seeing the final production car in Frankfurt. The first of the two V12 Zagatos being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, called ‘Zig’, finished in its distinctive green livery is the full endurance race car concept specification as campaigned at the Nürburgring. The second of the cars, nicknamed ‘Zag’, was originally shown at the Villa D’Este.
The car is powered by Aston’s 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.
Launched successfully in late May at the famous Villa D’Este Concours on Lake Como, Italy, the V12 Zagato saw off tough competition to be awarded the coveted Design Award for the concept and prototypes class. Just a week later, the V12 Zagato made its racing debut at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race at the historic Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Following other appearances in the series, both prototypes of the V12 Zagato were entered into the gruelling 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour on 25/26 June, successfully amassing a combined 230 laps and over 3,700 miles of intense durability testing – both taking the chequered flag to maintain Aston Martin’s 100% finish record in the race.