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Aston Martin V12 Zagato debuts at Villa D’Este Concours

Aston Martin V12 Zagato debuts...
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagato will tomorrow use the backdrop of the Villa D'Este Concours to show off a V12 Zagato based on the V12 Vantage.

Though Italian design house Zagato has collaborated with every prestige automotive manufacturer at some stage or another, the company's relationship with Aston Martin has produced some stunningly beautiful and very fast classic vehicles, as evidenced by the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato and DB7 Zagato.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagato will tomorrow use the backdrop of the Villa D'Este Concours in Italy to show off a V12 Zagato based on the V12 Vantage.

The V12 Zagato on display on the banks of Lake Como will be an endurance race car, with a view to the vehicle having a shakedown race next weekend and competing at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25 and 26.

While the car has had an extensive amount of work done in forming all the aluminium body parts, underneath, it's all Vantage and the engine is a stock 510 bhp (380 kW) 6.0-litre V12.

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3 comments
Pete Black
Part 2: Just when you think you know what car you want...............
Edward D'souza
Well, they should have rethought the rear curves; especially above the wheels. and the sport sloping of the back resembles the original db4gt but is slightly languid. a little up-curve or lateral angling would\'ve helped. in other words, a little more modernization of the back as they did to the front would have helped.
Harold Garey
Is it just me, or that I don\'t understand, but the rear wheels seem to be a pretty tight fit under the rear body contours. I can\'t see a pit crew doing a fast changeout in a race.