Aston Martin has never had a problem making its cars look and sound glorious. A contributing hand from Zagato has only made the pointy end of its capabilities that much sharper. The V12 Zagato, built with a slew of extra man-hours on top of a V12 Vantage, will deliver 510 horsepower of twelve-cylinder, limited-edition happiness to 150 buyers.

We'll see the production version of the V12 Zagato on the Geneva Motor Show floor, but you can check it out in motion in the video after the jump.



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      k535panther
      • 2 Years Ago
      AM scores again....
      ablogreadr
      • 2 Years Ago
      brutal edged elegance. why no hd video ?
      kaneda
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aston Martin has solidified itself as an automaker capable of creating art, and that's about it. None of its cars have class-leading performance. I've always wondered why people buy these cars, and the only answer I can think of is some people just want an artistic, sophisticated ride that can perform...these same people are not looking to race another car or challenge another driver. It's all about pulling up to a fancy restaurant and making a statement. Which is what this car is intended to do. This car does make a Bentley coupe seem boring. Would I buy one? No way. But they will sell every one they make and then we'll all die, anyway.
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kaneda
        Why do people buy AM's? Because they're the most beautiful, sharpely styled thing you can put a license plate on. They're not about outright performance, even the baby Vantage this model is based on is more a grand tourer than a sports car, and the Virage, DB9, and Rapide are even more towards the GT end of the scale. For a pure performance car, a Corvette ZR1, 911 GT3 RS, or any one of the dedicated track cars out there would be the better performance choice. But an AM is prettier than the Vette, their V12 revs up with a symphony the Porsche's Boxer-6 can't touch, and they can still realistically be driven on the road, unlike say the Ariel Atom.
      yannaro
      • 2 Years Ago
      The most elegant Aston will always be the Bond car, DB5. (that's David Baker for those who don't know). Today a top condition DB5 will run you easily in excess of $150,000.
      George Cc
      • 2 Years Ago
      I prefer this to the new F12, or the Aventador. But seriously 510 hp is not enough any more, especially from a v12.
      wongtpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Obama wants one. We can drive peddle cars!
      vettfun1
      • 2 Years Ago
      i LOVE THE CAR AND ALWAYS HAVE. HOWEVER, THE DEMO PROVED THIS CAR IS EITHER NOT DRIVEABLE OR RESPONSIVE, OR THE DRIVER DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IT IN A SAFE MANNER. WHETHER YOUR DRIVE FAST OR SLOW, YOU ALWAYS STAY IN YOUR LANE. THS DRIVER WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. IS THAT THE WAY AN ASTON MARTIN PERFORMS?
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vettfun1
        What are you talking about? You think they didn't have a closed course for this run? Actually, I'm pretty sure I recognize the track the car's on, it's not even a public road, but a dedicated road handling testing track for new car manufacturers, they drove round it in an episode of Top Gear. And as for all over the place, half it was actually being correct for a track, you use all the road to carry as much speed through corners as possible. And the rest was just dramatic camera angles to make it look better than it already does. And turn your Caps Lock off.
        Guesssswho007
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vettfun1
        no
        k535panther
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vettfun1
        you have never driven on a track before have you?? Know what apexes and lines mean when driving at high speeds?
        ESchmitz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vettfun1
        You realize they're not on a public road right? That road is most definitely the Milbrook Proving Ground in England.
      belldn3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unimpressed.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Been $aving for year$....Got$ over $84K....is that enough ?...will they ever make a car I can buy ?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        Aside from a $hitty and expen$ive Cygnet, your best bet is a lightly used AM V8 Vantage for that kind of coin.
          sdar120
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          I second that comment and the V8 Vantage can be modified to run with V12 Astons, Ferraris, etc. Stephen H. Darden
        sdar120
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        Look around for second hand Aston Martins. You may find one on sale for 84 k. It may be a DB7, Vantage or Vanquish. But those cars are quite fast. By the way, when I start pulling down big money. I am going to buy a Ferrari 599 GTO. When I have the spare cash, someone will gladly sell me theirs. The same goes for this Aston Martin Zagato. Stephen H. Darden
        Anthony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        dont blow 8o grand for somethiing thats gonna sit in a service bay. live within your means and buy something really nice brand new. maybe a nice new 650i
        palinsnuts
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        Get a 1970s Jag at a junk deaaler. Bring a wrecker.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love Aston Martin. I love Zagato. I love the Nissan GT-R. mix it all together, Not so much
      JasonERF
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I want an Italian exotic, I'll buy an Italian exotic. If I want a British exotic- I don't want an Italian-British mish-mash. I know a lot of people on here disagree but I think this car just isn't right! It makes no sense to me WHATSOEVER. I've always LOVED British exotics because they're British! This is just odd.
        Jason Alan Sipes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        Some of the most beloved American cars are a mix of both British and American design and effort(GT-40 Shelby Cobra for example.). I see nothing wrong with mixing together two cultures that build highly exotic and quite wonderful exotic cars. Also if you're that up tight you can always buy another Aston Martin, they do sell others....
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        Five hundred horspower, front-mid engined V12, a six speed manual, rear wheel drive, and all wrapped in the smallest Aston Martin body out there? Not a damn thing odd about that, sounds beautiful to me.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @wrxfrk16
          You just described a normal V12 Vantage. But this is prettier.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh good.......another over priced supercar that can't be run on the streets of America without running the risk of killing one's self within 30 seconds of pressing the start button. Where can we drive this thing anyway? Unless they construct a US version of the Autobahn, my guess is nowhere. Looks like a fine choice for some spoiled Republican who has no sense of personal responsibility.
        pluun
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        Yes, that's right, blame the car for the stupid driver!
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