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Aston Martin unveils new V12 Zagato
• In 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin introduces a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaboration
• New V12 Zagato concept to be premiered at the Villa D'Este Concours on 21st May to gauge customer interest
• The V12 Zagato will appear in the form of an endurance race car to compete at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 25/26 June; following tradition of recent new Aston Martins

"The V12 Zagato is an elegant yet brutal design which reflects the great balance between race performance and pure Aston Martin style. The original DB4GT Zagato was a true icon, powerful and graceful; the new design is a true representation of the spirit of DB4GT Zagato. The muscular organic forms define the thoroughbred nature of the car's racing credentials."

Working alongside the initial design team was a dedicated group of Aston Martin engineers led by Chris Porritt - previously responsible for the engineering of the One-77. With the skills and knowledge gained from such specialised projects this team has worked to bring the unique design of the V12 Zagato to reality in a very short period of time.

Featuring a new handcrafted aluminium body, the V12 Zagato delivers a beautiful and muscular design not possible using pre-formed panel techniques. Using the influences and skill of nearly 100 years of heritage in the craft, every aluminium panel was formed using an English wheel and traditionally crafted body bucks. Each front wing alone comprises seven separate pieces of aluminium, combined and then hand finished to give one flowing form. Another iconic Zagato design cue is the double bubble roof created in this case from five separate pieces illustrating further the intensity of craftsmanship involved in the construction of the V12 Zagato.

Designed for the focused driver, the V12 Zagato has been honed with pure driving enjoyment in mind. The V12 Zagato combines Aston Martin's most dynamic bonded aluminium platform with the power of the 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.




 

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I don't know how I feel about the rear end...
the taillights are too Ferrari-ish, and from the license plate up it just looks oddly designed.
 

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Should have done the concept in another color. I feel like this looks like they are just trrying to copy ferrari as much as possible.

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Here's hoping rear slanted roofs go out of style quickly. GTR's rear slanted roof was new and intriguing. 370's rear slanted roof worked very well with the overall design. Ok, it's been done. Not every new sports car design has to have one. Time to move on.
 

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Update!

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It's not the worst looking thing. Front and sides are very nice.
Had the rear come to more of a deck/up turn it would had looked better.
 

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Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar Revealed
Just the Facts:
-The British sports-car maker releases a sketch of the new racer ahead of its public debut this weekend at the Nurburgring.
-The V12 Zagato racecar sports a massive rear wing, a larger front spoiler and blacked-out wheels.
-Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez will lead a team of drivers piloting two V12 Zagatos in late June at the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race.
 

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I have always had a lot of respect for aston martins styling. If they release this... (can't do the vommit smiley from my phone)

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