If you like Aston Martins but have grown tired of the aging design that characterizes the Vantage, DB9 and Rapide model lines, Monterey, California, is the place to be this week. That's where, amidst all the classics and concours, Aston is showing off its latest car, the V12 Zagato, marking the first time that the car has been shown in North America. The transatlantic voyage follows the concept car's decorated unveiling at Villa d'Este, its competition debut at the Nürburgring and the announcement of its production, which will start next summer.

While many times limited edition cars like this are reserved exclusively for Europe, Aston Martin tells us that the V12 Zagato will be available to customers here in the United States. Granted, buyers will only be able to import the cars under a Show or Display registration, but we're guessing that most owners wouldn't drive more than the limit of 2,500 miles per year, anyway.

While you most likely won't be one of the lucky 150 people to get a £330,000 V12 Zagato, you can get your visual fill of the car in the high-res gallery above.


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      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a lovely design but am I the only one who thinks it's too Italian looking? I don't think it's the colors... When I look at the current Aston line up, I see a British lineage. Ferrari's are for playboys, Astons are for gentlemen... This Zagato looks like a flashy playboy car. Anyone understand what I'm saying?
        Brex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        I understand what you're saying. I think the traditional AM designs show class, restraint, and refinement. This is much more flamboyant and a bit geegaw. Cool in a look-at-me sort of way but I still prefer the Vantage.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        Zagato IS Italian...
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          ...In name and location, but is owned by CPP, a British company and funded by billionaire Vladimir Antonov.
      GokieKS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where you might think Aston's look dating back to Ian Callum's DB7 is "aging", I would call it "timeless". To me, the DB7 is one of the best looking cars ever made (right up there with the E-Type, 300SL, 507 and 250GTO), and while none of the subsequent Astons have quite lived up to it, they're still the standard of the class in terms of graceful, classy styling. I mean, just look at the Rapide compared to say, the Panamera. Aston's design language survived being put on a 4 door, Porsche's most certainly did not.
      OnTheRocks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously, It looks like a Vanquish and GT-R humped and crapped out this thing. And it does look too busy, "too many things sticking out or pasted on" as a previous commenter said. Almost makes it look like a kit car. Perhaps underneath the body work it's a Pontiac Fiero.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @OnTheRocks
        I wonder if the GT-R humped the Vanquish or the other way around....
      johnb
      • 3 Years Ago
      love the front, but the tail looks a bit out of place for such an exotic car. Needs some more detaiing or sharp edges in the back, or something.
      ASC2011
      • 3 Years Ago
      If this is a re-bodied V12 Vantage, which is sold in NA, why can it only be imported under show and go? If they built them on NA Vantage V12 Chassis shouldn't it all be good? What is the case with Glickenhaus' P4/5?
      virage198
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is absolutely hideous!! looks more like a hyundai then an Aston
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I had the means to obtain this car, I would drive it like I stole it with my other cheap american muscle cars..... What an awesome looking car. Aston Martin is one of my top favorite manufactors.
      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      Although it is a great looking car, i don't think it is worthy of the premium they charge over the regular ( regular... AH! ) V12 Vantage. It's not their best collaborative effort so far.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really GT-R ish looking starting from the mid section. and no, no downranks please, I think it looks cool.
      Valerius
      • 3 Years Ago
      that ass is badass
      mmz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The DB4 GT Zagato was introduced 50 years ago. The V12 is the 5th Aston-Zagato Model: a long tradition.
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