Photos: The Aston Martin V12 Zagato to be Officially Unveiled at the 2012 Kuwait Concours

By Auto News Log • January 30th, 2012

Aston Martin has announced that they will unveil the all new V12 Zagato production car at the third annual Kuwait Concours d’Elegance taking place February 15-18, 2012.

“With its effortless beauty guaranteed to stir the senses, the V12 Zagato is destined to be one of the most highly coveted models in Aston Martin’s 98‑year history,” says Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin.

The use of the finest materials has always marked out Aston Martin from its rivals. Exquisitely shaped alloys and the finest soft British hide leathers are joined by high-tech materials like carbon‑fibre composites and lightweight metal castings.

“The Aston Martin V12 Zagato embodies so much of our combined design language, we pride ourselves on the balance of high technology and hand craftsmanship which make up the heart and soul of every V12 Zagato,” says Dr. Andrea Zagato, President of Zagato.

In front of some 200,000 spectators at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife, the first two V12 Zagato concept cars, just weeks after being unveiled, displayed all the thoroughbred racing car DNA of the original DB4GT, impressively powering past the chequered flag after surviving this notoriously tough 24hr endurance race.

“The V12 Zagato is elegant but brutal which reflects the great balance between race
performance and pure Aston Martin design. The original DB4GT Zagato was a true icon, powerful and graceful; the new design is a fusion of unique and original features and is a true representation of the spirit of the DB4GT Zagato. For us it is a forward thinking Zagato which pays its respect to the past,” says Marek Reichman, Director of Design at Aston Martin.


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