Road-Going Aston Martin V12 Zagato Going To 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Two moths ago Aston Martin announced the production of the V12 Zagato. Now the British car maker has decided to let it shine at a major international auto show, and with the Frankfurt event coming next month, the car manufacturer will officially unveil the V12 limited production car.

In fact, two versions of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, including a Nurburgring racing version, will be on display at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show in September. The manufacturer will show two Zagatos under 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”.

Considering 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.

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 for the prices, pricing is quite steep, starting at £330,000, or about $540,000 at current exchange rates.

Source: Aston Martin

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