Aston Martin’s stand at the Shanghai Auto Show is worth a second look, not just because it features the Skyfall DB5, but you’ll also…
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Those are the all-too familiar words which spring to mind as I look at the all-new, but very familiar 2013 Range Rover, which arrives in the UK from early 2013.
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.
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.
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).
A very long time ago – before even I was born – Mercedes produced a model called the 300SL, also known as the Gullwing. ‘SL’ in those days stood for Sport Lightweight or Sport Leicht in German – which was more recently borrowed by BMW for the carbon-fibre clad M3 CSL (Coupe Sport Leicht).