Words: Keith Adams Photography: Newspress
Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage-based Zagato made its European debut in production form at Geneva, and was met with a warm response from the assembled press. Weighing in at nearly £400,o00 it’s out of reach of most of us mere mortals, but as an engineering and design exercise, the Anglo-Italian supercar looks near-irresistible.
In case you’re wondering why it’s three times the cost of its donor car, the production process is painstaking, and each one represents 2000 hours spent crafting the Zagato at Aston Martin’s Gaydon base. It’s certainly very different – the roof boasts a characteristic Zagato double-bubble and there’s plenty of intricate carbonfibre addenda.
Question is – does this Italian styled British supercar deserve the premium over its all-British counterpart?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.