About two moths ago Aston Martin announced the production of the V12 Zagato, followed recently by the announcement which said that it debut at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, next month. The manufacturer released some images of the Zagato, but it seems that Aston Zagato was rushed a bit and made its first appearance on infamous Black’s Beach, last night, in San Diego and you can see here the pictures from the event.
However, keep in mind that many of its Zagato designed panels are hand-made, either from aluminum or carbon fiber, only 150 examples of the V12 Vantage-based Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be built, so you are the lucky person who can see one of this rare beauties.
If you don’t know already, Aston Martin Zagato uses its 5.9-litre V12 engine, which sends 510bhp and 420lb ft to the rear wheels. That’s enough to give the V12 Vantage a 4.4sec 0-60mph time and 190mph top speed, though the Zagato’s handcrafted aluminium and carbonfibre body should give it a kerb weight around 100kg lighter than its donor car’s 1680kg, boosting performance figures.
As a reminder, at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show in September two versions of this car, including a Nurburgring racing version, will be on display. The manufacturer will show two Zagatos sunder the “Zig” and “Zag” names. While the “Zig” will be the first one and it will be finished in a distinctive green color, featuring a full aerodynamic package, the “Zag” has already been seen at the Villa D’Este just before being converted to be like its “sister”.
As for the prices, pricing is quite steep, starting at £330,000, or about $540,000 at current exchange rates.