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Race-prepped Aston Martin V12 Zagato previewed

Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car preview image, 824, 25.05.2011
Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car preview image, 824, 25.05.2011

Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez says V12 Zagato will likely see a limited production run

Here's a rendering supplied by Aston Martin of the V12 Zagato endurance racer.

The image shows the V12 Zagato in an orange livery and with a large, black rear wing.

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will make its racing debut at the Nürburgring this weekend (Saturday May 28) in the 4-hr ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race.

Two editions of the racer will also compete at the 24-hr endurance race at the Nürburgring June 25 to 26.

Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez stated, "The 24-hour race is the ultimate road test and a fitting introduction for the V12 Zagato."

Bez also believes the Aston Martin V12 Zagato warrants a limited production run.

"Based on the reactions of our customers to this race car, we hope to offer a road-homologated V12 Zagato in a small, limited number as soon as possible."

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M! M!
in many ways, this is a dying breed. a large V12 manual front engine rear drive coupe. british racing heritage with italian carrozzerria coachbuilding. 'small limited run' should be greater than 77... so i imagine 100 cars max.
May 26th, 2011 10:42am
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dtrump dtrump
Zagato = Bullcrap
May 26th, 2011 10:33am
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awhk awhk
I love this car, but somehow the Zagato in this color with big wing reminds me of a modded 370Z with Aston front end conversion.
May 25th, 2011 6:19pm
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Microice Microice
That V12 is taking a pounding; it's in every Aston and as they all look the same...the Zagato would be a nice ($ making) alternative. But that rear light has to be fixed!
May 25th, 2011 4:58pm
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DdW DdW
Since the V12 Zagato was designed for racing, it means that there were plans for a limited production. Of course, it depends on the senior management decisions to justify the business case for such a vehicle.
May 25th, 2011 4:45pm
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vovaUA vovaUA
O ye 510hp from old and heavy v12, wow pure innovation. It's getting pretty ridiculous how underpowered the astons are. I wonder how long they will be milking the engine?
May 25th, 2011 4:26pm
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sideskraper sideskraper
I'm sorry but, WTF?
May 25th, 2011 4:42pm
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