One of the biggest surprises at this past weekend’s 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was the stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato, easily one of the best looking designs we’ve seen from Italian design house Zagato in a long while and one certainly worthy of the Aston Martin marque.
We now have a new video of the coachbuilt supercar at its debut in Lake Como, Italy, and if you were just a little disappointed by the somewhat muted sound of the Pagani Huayra’s V-12 engine, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato will restore your faith in modern 12-cylinder powerplants.
Under the hood is a reworked version of the V12 Vantage’s now familiar 6.0-liter V-12, its exhaust system unfettered from the constraints of production car regulations.
As we already know, the latest Zagato creation is a one-off race car based on the V12 Vantage platform and is just the first outcome of a new collaboration between Aston Martin and legendary Italian design house. It also marks the 50th anniversary of when Aston Martin and Zagato first worked together on the original DB4GT Zagato.
The car will now make an appearance at several VLN races in Germany and will even compete in the series’ highlight, the grueling Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race on June 25.