FrontRunners: Marks of Zagato

  • Photo by Nick Dimbleby
    Aston Martin V12 Zagato Photo by Nick Dimbleby

    At its unveiling last spring commemorating the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato’s debut, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato (www.astonmartin.com) represented a nod to history and a glimpse into the future. Aston Martin plans to begin building the V12 Zagato this summer. The car’s price is expected to be about $525,000, and production will be limited to no more than 150 examples. Aluminum and carbon-fiber panels designed by Aston Martin and Zagato, the 93-year-old Italian coachbuilder, surround Aston Martin’s proven 6-liter V-12. The engine is mated to a rear-mounted 6-speed manual transmission in a layout similar to that of the V12 Vantage. The double-bubble roof and egg-crate grille are Zagato elements that evoke Aston Martin’s DB7 coupe and roadster—Zagato projects from the last decade.

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