Published on 03 Feb 2012 by Adriano
Aston Martin has released new pictures and technical details about the V12 Zagato, the car that is supposed to revive elegance, exclusivity and sporty attitude of the glorious Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, which was unveiled at the 1960 London Motor Show and is now an extremely expensive collector’s item. As the names suggest, both models have been designed by renowned Italian styling house Zagato.
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is meant to be a modern rendition of that masterpiece: it comes with an aluminum body-shell and bodywork panels made of the same material as well as some carbon fiber, all of which hand-crafted. The car measures 4,385 mm in length, 1,865 mm in width, and 1,250 mm in height, with a wheel base of 2,600 mm, front track of 1,570 mm and rear track of 1,575 mm. The V12 Zagato weighs in at 1,680 kg and uses independent double wishbone suspension on both axles.
Under the bonnet pulses a feisty 6.0-litre V12 engine delivering 517 hp and 570 Nm of peak torque, capable of pushing the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph). The 6-speed manual gearbox is coupled with a limited slip transmission, while average fuel consumption is rated at 24.3 l/100 km in urban traffic and at 16.4 l/100 km on motorways. Braking comes from a couple of 398 mm carbon-ceramic discs at the front and 360 mm discs at the rear, mated to 6- and 4-piston calipers respectively.