Aston Martin V12 Zagato

September 20th, 2014 | 0 Comments | Aston Martin
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a sense of endurance racing car made ​​by Aston Martin in collaboration with Zagato to celebrate the 50 year cooperation from the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Introduced in Lake Como, Italy at  Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 21 May 2011, the Zagato was awarded the competition’s “Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes” which has also won the Aston Martin One-77 in 2009, like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage is based, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato is powered by a 6.0 L V12 engine with 510 BHP (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 NM (420 LB ft) of torque.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Design

Built at the Aston Martin Design Studios in Gaydon, the idea of a new show aluminum handcrafted body with a front similar to the one of the Vantage and the center of the heavily modified, the roof and the rear uniting both the companys design DNAs. One more is the endurance racing fuel tank carrying up to 120 liters of fuel.Production Following the great interest by customers, Aston Martin announced to build a version of the homologated car, only to produce a limited run of 150 Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon. To begin delivery in the second half of 2012 the Zagato will be priced at around £ 330,000 excluding local taxes.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racing History

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato made ​​its racing debut at the 53 ADAC Lucas H & R-Cup VLN round at the Nürburgring on 28 May, the event of the vehicle for the preparation and development experience in the Nürburgring 24-hour race, to be held on 25-26 June. Two Aston Martin V12 Zagato competed in the 51st ADAC Reinoldus Langstreckenrennen VLN four-hour race on 11 June. Again as a session at the test before the Nürburgring 24-hour race. Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez lead the driver team joined by Nürburgring Test Centre Director of the company, Wolfgang Schuhbauer plus experienced racer amateur Peter cate in the first two V12 Zagato’s. The sister car driven by One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced the sports car driver Oliver Mathai automotive journalist Richard Meaden.

Competing in the SP8 class, the V12 Zagatos; close to the standard production cars with only the important safety modifications aerodynamic needed Racing, happened in the 2nd and 3rd class, equating to 15 of 39 overall in the field of some 150 vehicles primarily specialist. The two Aston Martin V12 Zagato affectionately called “Zig” (green car) and “Zag” (red car) competed in 39 ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race, held on 25-26 June. The industry supported the two vehicles both in the race, finishing 5th and 6 SP8 class. The car was red and sprinted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​2011 on 1-3 July. Driven by the Aston Martin head designer, Marek Reichman, car recorded a best time of 61.21 to finish 15 overall in the shootout.On October 17 “Zig” was part of the collaboration between Aston Martin and Toyota at the VLN9 DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen. During the race both drivers V12 Zagato and Lexus LF A comprehensive CEO of Aston Martin, President of Toyota had the opportunity to drive both vehicles. 2012 ‘Zig’ VLN3 as a test for the Nurburgring 24 hours, during which the car unfortunately sustained a puncture on the first lap, however went on to finish the race without a problem.
Aston Martin V12 Zagato 2013

Aston Martin V12 Zagato 2013

Running the livery green Zig’ was repainted Persian blue and black for the Nurburgring 24 hours to match the GT3 his team mates. The car had a very good race and ran faultlessly throughout driven by Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez (D), the chief engineer Chris Porritt (GB), Nürburgring Test Centre Director Wolfgang Schuhbauer (D) and journalist Richard Meaden (GB) and finished Cath- 26 overall and 2nd in class. The same car also attended the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, a support race for the Le Mans 24 hours the first time in the fight to impressive fourth place, starting from the tenth, before handing over to his teammate Dr Ulrich Bez.

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