After a very favorable reception at the show and by Aston buyers around the world, two months later the decision was made to produce the car. The V12 Zagato marks the return of the coach builder, and the ensuing relationship between it and the manufacturer. They have made a comeback thanks to modern technologies that make limited production feasible, and even profitable. The V12 Zagato is a result of that.
Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Bez says the car is a celebration of “both Aston Martin’s heritage and its future…..our relationship with Zagato stretches back more than 50 years. Together in that time we have created a series of very special cars. The first – the DB4GT Zagato – is a true icon: fast, beautiful and incredibly desirable. In the V12 Zagato I believe we have captured the spirit of that car and combined it with a confident twist of modernity to give it a character all of its own.”
Indeed. Aston says the car will be built in a limited run, with only 150 examples. It is a hand-built project, completed in the special operations center setup for the One-77. Pricing starts at about $520,000 USD at current exchanges. Word is that nearly the entire run has already been spoken for.