With the departure of the One-77, the V-12 Zagato is just in time to take the reins as Aston Martin’s flagship supercar. Could this be a new trend for the brand? The Aston Martin V-12 Zagato pays tribute to the 1961 DB4GT Zagato, wears handsome, handcrafted aluminum and carbon-fiber body panels and will be available in a limited production run of 150 units available on a first come, first-served basis. With all this goodness, it may be hard to imagine it’s based on the entry-level Aston, albeit the V-12 version.
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Yet the two will share near identical performance specifications and dimensions, including a 5.9-liter V-12 engine producing 510 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque, and a top speed of 190 miles per hour. Aston Martin doesn’t downplay the similarities, calling the new Zagato the pinnacle car of the Vantage range. It will do little to diminish the car’s importance, however, since Aston-Martin admits the V-12 Zagato expands on the modern materials and processes pioneered on the One-77. One thing it doesn’t take from the One-77 is the million-dollar price tag.
Price: $510,000 (estimated)
Engine: 5.9-liter V-12
0 – 62: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph (limited)
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Torque: 420 foot-pounds
Pro: Build a velvety-smooth Vantage
Con: Pass over the V-12 Vantage S’s