Two of the new models will appear as part of the largest display of contemporary Aston Martin cars ever seen at a motor show.
Hand-built at the manufacturer’s global headquarters in England, the V12 Zagato is based on the V12 Vantage and features a stunning aluminium and carbon fibre body. It combines traditional craftsmanship with the very latest technological developments, with a 6.0-litre V12 engine providing 510 bhp.
The car represents the 50-year anniversary since the introduction of the iconic DB4GT Zagato and is a collaborative project between Aston Martin and Zagato. The two came together to produce a vehicle that focuses on craftsmanship, performance and exclusivity.
Its initial launch came earlier this year at the Villa D’Este Concours on Lake Como, Italy, when the V12 Zagato was given a coveted Design Award for the concept and prototypes class.
A week later the Aston Martin made its racing debut in the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R Cup VLN race at the infamous Nurburgring. Two models also entered the gruelling 39th ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hour, amassing a combined total of 230 laps and 3,700 miles of intense testing. Both took the chequered flag to maintain the marque’s 100% finish record in the event.
In Frankfurt, two models will be on display. The first, nicknamed Zig, is the full endurance race car concept specification in the distinctive green livery. It features a full aerodynamic package including front splitter, dive planes and large rear diffuser and spoiler.
The second car, nicknamed Zag, is an original show specification car that is more representative externally of the road version.
A limited production run of 150 cars will be available in summer 2012, with a price tag of £330,000.
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