Aston Martin V12 Zagato makes its motorshow debut at Frankfurt

Aston Martin V12 Zagato makes its motorshow debut at Frankfurt

Following on from its inaugural showing at the famous Villa D’Este Concours in May and its successful campaign in the Nürburgring 24 Hour a month later, the production V12 Zagato is all set to appear at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.

Priced at £330,000 (excluding local taxes) the V12 Zagato will go into strictly limited production of up to 150 cars in summer 2012.

Hand assembled at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, the V12 Zagato is based on the highly acclaimed V12 Vantage and features a ’handcrafted‘ aluminium and carbon fibre body. Combining traditional craftsmanship and high technology, the V12 Zagato also boasts Aston Martin’s most dynamic bonded aluminium platform and the power of the company’s 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.

Aston V12 Zagato race car

The first of the two V12 Zagatos being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, finished in its distinctive green livery is the full endurance race car concept specification as campaigned at the Nürburgring. The car, nicknamed ‘Zig’ by the factory team features a full aerodynamic package including front splitter, dive planes, large rear diffuser and spoiler designed to make the most of the Nürburgring’s multitude of corners and lengthy straights.

The second of the cars, nicknamed ‘Zag’, was originally shown at the Villa D’Este last May before being converted into the same full racing specification as its sister car, ‘Zig’. Since the 24 hour race, Zag, has been returned to its original show specification which, although showing a racing car interior, has an exterior more representative of the exclusive road car currently offered for order.

The images show in this article, are conceptual illustrations released by Aston Martin of the road car variant that will go into production from mid 2012.

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