This is the gorgeous new V12 Zagato Endurance racer, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the stunning DB4GT Zagato. Premiering at the Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May customers will have an opportunity to show interest prior to a baptism of fire at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 25/26 June, now a tradition with all Aston Martins.
I think you will agree it looks stunning, Zagato concepts can be hit or miss but this really does the ‘baby’ Aston justice. Using the V12 Vantage as a base means the car is sure to go as well as it looks and the brutal track inspired styling harks back to the muscular DB4 GT Zagato that still looks fresh to this day.
Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin said: “The Zagato design language is a perfect complement to our design and engineering expertise. After 50 years of the two companies being associated with each other the partnership has produced some of the world’s most iconic cars.
“Of course, fifty years ago Italian design houses were widely seen as leading the way with new designs but now and supported by our independency, Aston Martin has its own in-house design ability so this new venture with Zagato is more collaborative than it perhaps would have been in the past.
“The task for us has been to create a concept that is a natural successor to those iconic cars that have gone before. Matching the technology of the age with the traditional skills vital to deliver such a bespoke and exclusive sports car will lead to a strictly limited run of road going V12 Zagatos.”
We can’t wait to see one in acton.
Well done Aston Martin, we salute you.