What if a vehicle combines Italian elegance and a powerful sports car from England? Aston Martin V12 Zagato Concept is a plausible answer. Only 150 units are produced Zagato V12 for sale starting at £ 330,000 (about $ 525,000) in the second half in 2012.
On the anniversary of the legendary 50-year model DB4GT Zagato, the British car company – the Aston Martin Zagato design company held an opening ceremony Zagato V12 supercar at the Villa D’Este Concours event (Italy) . More interesting from the Italian manufacturer has officially confirmed that they would bring this concept to mass production line in 2012 and the end of the first V12 Zagato to customers.
Legendary names like DB4GT Zagato, DB7 Zagato and V8 Vantage Zagato was established by the combination of Zagato and Aston Martin. And now, once again the perfect link to this revival with V12 Zagato version was developed based on the chassis of the V12 Vantage and the use of technology One-77 supercar.
“Zagato style to spice up an Aston Martin car becomes perfection in terms of both design and engineering. After 50 years of collaborative work of two companies, the legendary super car born is demonstrated most clearly, “Mr. Ulrich bez, CEO of Aston Martin said.
This partnership was officially launched in 2010 by the conference between Aston Martin and Zagato to design, tolerance design features of both brands. This issue has been discussed thoroughly before proceeding to ‘molded’ V12 Zagato.
Easy to find harmony and balance in the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, between the combination of powerful performance of a race car and classic style of an Aston Martin in style. This attraction has been possible from previous blockbuster DB4GT now be refreshed under the name V12 Zagato.
Design team with engineers from Aston Martin, led by Chris Porritt, head of the One-77 technical no shortage of experience and skills with special projects, which we witnessed unique style of Zagato V12 come true in a very short period of time.
Property aluminum body crafted, Aston Martin V12 Zagato concept exuding graciousness muscle but not least, thanks to technical applications tilt pre-formed.
According to design director – Marek Reichman: “Design team at Gaydon spent a lot of time refining the concept V12 Zagato. They use from advanced computer models to model clay to get ideas, style and details. Zagato V12 design provide elegant but equally underground tanks, give a true balance between strength and speed of a traditional Aston Martin style. ”
Specifically, each wing spoiler front by seven different panel, the graft is done completely manually similar to the formation of aluminum roof from 5 independent. Meanwhile, details such as convertible twin Zagato tradition, the air cavity side car lights recessed into the body, and tail pendant created for Aston Martin V12 Zagato an aggressive appearance and full of differences.
No outside expected, under the hood of the Aston Martin Zagato V12 engine brings the power of all those happy enough wheel speed enthusiasts. “Heart” of the car is the engine capacity of 6.0 liter V12 can produce the maximum capacity of 517 kW and 570 Nm of torque like the V12 Vantage cars.
The engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with automatic shift system and a manual (ASM / SSM) electric hydraulic control helps distribute thrust to the rear wheels. Thus, V12 Zagato can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in five seconds before reaching a top speed of 320 km / h…