Destined to be one of the most coveted of the past 98 years, Aston Martin has officially confirmed production of the V12 Zagato concept as a road going version.
Only 150 units will be built with prices starting at £330,000 (excl. local taxes). The V12 Zagato will be hand assembled at Aston Martin's global headquarters at Gaydon with first deliveries expected in the second half of 2012. Orders are now being taken on a strict first come, first serve basis.
As a testament to Aston Martin's capabilities, design work on the V12 Zagato began in mid-2010 with initial engineering following in January 2011. Months later, the V12 Zagato captured the award for Design in the Concepts and Prototypes class at the Villa D' Este Concours, then a week later proved its durability by finishing the Nürburgring 24 Hour race.
The two events provided Aston Martin great opportunties for feedback on the vehicle, from which they received "overwhelmingly encouraging interest from customers to confirm production of the V12 Zagato."
The V12 Zagato uses a bonded aluminium and carbon fiber chassis powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.