Aston Martin V12 Zagato: drool!

Thursday, 9 February 2012 2:06 PM

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato. Nice enough.

There will only ever be 150 of them ever made and they come with a £330,000 pricetag but we can dream (or pray for a lottery win) as the Aston Martin releases the first images of the utterly saucy V12 Zagato. In case you do have a spare £330,000 or a very generous benefactor, they are now on sale. Indeed, if you can afford to spend that much on a motor, you can probably afford the airfare to Geneva to check out your next new car at the Geneva motor show next month. That is if you didn't already pop over to Lake Como to check it out at its debut last May at the Villa d'Este concours.

The design is pure sex on wheels - seriously if you're not experiencing some sort of physical reaction from looking at these pics, you could well be dead from the waist down. Ahem. But we digress and with fingers trembling across the keyboard, we shall endeavour to tell you a little more about this stunner.

It has been created using materials, processes and technology pioneered on the One-77, production starts in the third quarter of this year and deliveries will start in the fourth quarter, just in time for Christmas 2012. The body panels blend hand-formed aluminium with carbon fibre and it made its world racing debut at the 24 hour endurance race held at the Nürburgring. Both cars completed the race, continuing Aston Martin’s 100 per cent finishing record in this tough event.

Each car takes around 2,000 hours to complete, including 100 hours of painting, and it comes in four unique colours: Scintilla Silver, Alloro Green, Alba Blue and Diavolo Red. The interior is hand-crafted in leather, naturally, and there is a Z embroidered in the headrests and parcel shelf. The front splitter, A-pillars, rear lamp pods, diffuser, door mirror cases and rear wing are all finished with carbon fibre and the new grille is formed in a three-dimensional composite mesh that echoes Zagato’s famous ‘Z’ moniker.

If you're read this far, we salute you. You're stronger than us - we're off to look at the pics again. We may be awhile.

By Georgia Lewis

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