Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato

Yes, me thinks James Bond would certainly approve of this automobile.

The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced.

The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original with the new Vantage V12 Zagato, announced today. Where the original Zagato Astons were dictated heavily by the Italian design group, this new Zagato version is more of a design collaboration with Aston’s noted in-house design team.

Zagato has elevated Aston’s measured (some could say conservative) supercar design language and added some Italian attitude, resulting in a more aggressive, more sculptural interpretation of the brand and of the collaboration. But the beauty of the V12 Zagato is deeper than its hand-formed aluminum skin. Underneath its all Vantage, including the snarling six-liter V12 putting out 510bhp. This is exceedingly good news—our road test of the Vantage S left us big fans of the platform.

I’d probably consider giving my left pinky to be able to drive a supercar on a closed course.

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