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Aston Martin sharpens its Vantage for 2012

With the production launch of the V12 Zagato under way, Aston has turned its hand to the rest of the Vantage range, revamping its looks, Sportshift transmission and chassis.

Video: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Zagato in action

With its 510 bhp V12 engine and unique styling, inspired by the iconic 1960 DB4GT Zagato, the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato is one-of-a-kind – or to be more precise, one of 150 very special cars that are now being produced in the factory originally developed for Aston’s £1 million One-77.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato reaches production

Whether you love or loathe it, the one thing you cannot deny is how striking and aggressive it looks. In a good way.

This is the final production version of the V12 Zagato, inspired by the 50th anniversary last year of the DB4GT Zagato and handmade in very small numbers (150 cars) for the princely sum of £330,000 (plus local taxes).

This is the new Gordon Murray designed electric sportscar

The last time he started with a blank sheet of paper, Gordon Murray created the McLaren F1, so you might be expecting (or hoping) that the phrase ‘Gordon Murray designed sportscar’ would preface a clever new challenger to Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Unfortunately not, but don’t lose hope just yet, for this new Teewave AR.1 sportscar is certainly designed to be fun.