When the wild Aston Martin Zagato supercar was announced, the British carmaker said it would be limited to just 150 units. Now, a new report is stating that that number has been shrunken even further, to just 101 cars.
Even at 150 examples, the V12 Zagato wasn't destined to be a common sight thanks to its £330,000 ($464,850) price tag. GTSpirit is now reporting that Aston Martin will build 49 less copies of the road-going version of the brand's racecar, and that the reduced production could be because of a slump in demand. Aston Martin has confirmed that they will, indeed, be building just 101 cars; company representative Matt Clarke pointed out that it had only been confirmed that Aston Martin would build "up to 150 cars," but had previously declined to give a firm number.
Why anyone with the funds wouldn't want to purchase a V12 Zagato is beyond us – the V12-Vantage-based coupe is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 rated at a healthy 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The body was done by legendary Italian design house Zagato to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato, and everything under the skin proven at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race. Differentiating the V12 Zagato from other Astons is a black-mesh oversized grille, huge wheels, circular LED taillights, and a giant rear wing. And as to be expected with a supercar of this ilk, the body panels are made of carbon fiber and aluminum.
Then again, maybe that brand-spanking-new Vanquish has something to do with the production amendment. Could buyers be more interested in Aston’s new halo car in lieu of the Zagato-badged beauty? Which new Aston would you rather park in your garage? Tell us in the comments section below.