Friday July 8th, 2011 16:05 Aston Martin give go-ahead to the V12 Zagato

 

Aston Martin has announced its plans to begin production of the stunning new V12 Zagato in the summer of 2012. The two-seater supercar was first unveiled back in May at the Villa D’Este Concours in Italy, but it was the 2011 Nurburgring 24 hour race last month where Aston Martin’s latest collaboration with the Zagato design house really came to the attention of car enthusiasts. At the endurance race in Germany, the two competing V12 Zagato’s finished a solid fifth and sixth in class.

Aston Martin’s production plans for the Zagato differ slightly from what was anticipated when details of the supercar first emerged. Initially, it was expected that well under 100 units of the V12 Zagato would be produced, but now Aston Martin expect to produce a slightly less limited run of 150. The first deliveries of the Anglo-Italian collaboration should make their way to buyers towards the end of next year.

There are still no official statistics for the V12 Zagato’s top speed or 0-62mph time, but it is estimated that it will be able to reach 62mph in just 4.2 seconds and that its top speed will be in the region of 190mph.

While first guesses at a price for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato came in at the £200,000 price region, it is apparently going to cost buyers a hefty £330,000, and £396,000 including VAT. That price is three times the price of the V12 Vantage, which costs £135,000, even though it shares the same 6.0-litre V12 engine, chassis and core design. Time to start saving your pennies, Aston Martin fans!

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