The car will formally debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, but Aston has already released photos of the final product. In fact, we’ve been looking at the Zagato for a while now, since it campaigned in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race and was repainted for its non-production debut on the stand at the Frankfurt show last year.
This time, however, everything is finalized: the car on the stand at the Salon de l’Auto next month will be the same one that will be for sale later this year. The green hue on the Frankfurt pre-production model has given way to a bright red, but the car’s alloy wheels and large wing have remained.
Underneath the gorgeous, hand-formed aluminum and carbon fiber body panels, the car is basically a lightly massaged version of the V12 Vantage. That means the car will be graced with something very special: Aston’s 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which makes 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque in the V12 Vantage and DBS super coupes.
There are plenty more big numbers about the V12 Zagato: Aston claims that it takes the company about 2000 hours to make just one Zagato, including 100 hours on the paint-job alone. As for that paint job, Aston promises four colors, all with some interesting names: Scintilla Silver, Alloro Green, Alba Blue, and Diavolo Red.
The car will go into production in the third quarter of this year, and will make it to some (well manicured) customer driveways and garages by the end of the year. We say well manicured for a reason: the car will start at the equivalent of $520,000.
Source: Aston Martin