The V12 Zagato was unveiled on May 21 2011 at Villa D'este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. Introduced as a modern interpretation of Aston Martin and Italian design house Zagato collaboration in the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4 GT Zagato.
Like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage on which it is based, the V12 Zagato is powered by a 6.0 L V12 engine with 510 bhp, and 570 Nm of torque through a six speed manual gearbox.The car will reach 62 mph(100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and flat out it will reach 190 mph(305 km/h).
At its world premiere, it won the Concorso D'eleganza design award for concept cars. only 150 examples will be made.The V12 Zagato will be available in five unique Zagato print schemes.
The concept features a new handcrafted aluminium body with the front quite similar to the vantage and a heavily modified middle, roof and a rear section. Another extra is the endurance racing fuel tank carrying up to 120 litres.
In June 2011 Zagato concept cars 3,700 miles in the 64th annual Nurburgring 24 hour race. The cars were nicknamed Zig (the green car) and Zag (the red cars) and finished 5th and 6th in the SP8 class.