Aston says there will be two versions of the supermodel: a road car you see here (can you believe it? the road car has a big diffuser and racing exhausts), plus a neck-bracking version for the track that will see action at the 24-hour Nurburgring race on June 25th, 2011.
This coachbuilt car is based on the V12 Vantage coupe, but Zagato has draped it in a handcrafted aluminium body sporting numerous Zagato design flourishes such as the light contours and the subtle double bubble roof. This is no aftermarket carbon fiber body kit job, as all the panels were created using used an English wheel and traditional body bucks.
“The task for us has been to create a concept that is a natural successor to those iconic cars that have gone before. Matching the technology of the age with the traditional skills vital to deliver such a bespoke and exclusive sports car will lead to a strictly limited run of road going V12 Zagatos,” Dr. Bez adds.
So will you ever be able to boy one? Well, Aston is merely monitoring reaction “with a view to a production car following in 2012”. We’ll read that as confirmation that the carmaker is considering low-volume runs, and it’s likely that the Aston-Zagato collaboration will continue with other projects.