Aston Martin V12 Zagato

With the departure of the One-77, the V-12 Zagato is just in time to take the reins as Aston Martin’s flagship supercar. Could this be a new trend for the brand? The Aston Martin V-12 Zagato pays tribute to the 1961 DB4GT Zagato, wears handsome, handcrafted aluminum and carbon-fiber body panels and will be available through a limited production run of 150 units available on a first-come, first-served basis. With all this goodness, it may be hard to imagine it’s based on the entry-level Aston, albeit the V-12 version. Yet the two will share near-identical performance specifications and dimensions, including a 5.9-liter V-12 engine pro¬≠ducing 510 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque, and a top speed of 190 miles per hour. Aston Martin doesn’t downplay the similarities, calling the new Zagato the pinnacle car of the Vantage range. It will do little to diminish the car’s importance, however, since Aston Martin admits the V-12 Zagato expands on the modern materials and processes pioneered on the One-77. One thing it doesn’t take from the One-77 is the million-dollar price tag.Aston Martin V12 Zagato photoAston Martin V12 Zagato backAston Martin V12 Zagato interior

Price: $510,000 (estimated)
Engine: 5.9-liter V-12
Horsepower: 510
0-62: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph (limited)
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Torque: 420 foot-pounds