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Cars Zagato celebrates 100 years with Aston Martin V12 twins

11:21  21 april  2020
11:21  21 april  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 Zagato celebrates 100 years with Aston Martin V 12 twins | Yellow Woman Italian design house Zagato marks its centenary with bespoke

Italian design house Zagato marks its centenary with bespoke versions of the Aston Martin Vantage V 12 , built in the UK by R-Reforged. Based on the 2011 V 12 Vantage coupe and Roadster, the Zagato Heritage Twins come as a pair. A total of 38 will be sold to 19 customers, with the majority

a close up of a car: Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins © Provided by Motoring Research Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

Italian design house Zagato is celebrating its centenary with bespoke versions of the Aston Martin Vantage V12.

Based on the 2011 V12 Vantage coupe and Roadster, the Zagato Heritage Twins come as a pair. A total of 38 will be sold to 19 customers, with the majority already spoken for.

The project is licensed by Aston Martin and production takes place at R-Reforged in the UK. Its Warwick facility also builds ex-Jaguar designer Ian Callum’s Aston Martin Vanquish 25 project – previewed in detail here.

60 years of Aston and Zagato

a silver and black car: Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins © Provided by Motoring Research Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

Zagato has a long history of modifying Aston Martins. Its first collaboration, the DB4 GT Zagato, debuted in 1960 and only 25 were made. Surviving examples now change hands for £10 million or more.

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Aston Martin Celebrates Zagato 's 100 th Birthday With Special Edition Vantage. To celebrate Zagato ‘s 100 th birthday, the Milanese carmarker, alongside longtime collaborator Aston Martin and AF Racing, reveals the very limited Aston Martin Vantage V 12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged.

Aston Martin Vantage V 12 Zagato Heritage Twins by R-Reforged. Aston Martin made 101 of the special editions, available only as a coupe. This year , to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the Milanese design house, Swiss motorsport company AF Racing has commissioned 38 examples of the

The Heritage Twins are awash with classic Zagato styling cues, including a gaping front grille and the coupe’s ‘double bubble’ roof.

All body panels are bespoke carbon fibre, while both cars wear 19-inch centre-lock APP Tech alloys and 100th anniversary gold ‘Z’ badges.

A new pop-up rear spoiler is claimed to ‘improve stability at high speeds whilst maintaining the clean surfaces and pure lines of the Zagato design.’

Lots of grunt in the front

a close up of a car: Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins © Provided by Motoring Research Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

Beneath their vented bonnets, the coupe and speedster twins use a reworked version of Aston’s 5.9-litre V12.

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Built to celebrate the centenary of the famed Italian design house, just 19 pairs V 12 Zagato Heritage Twins – a coupe and a convertible – will be made under licence from Aston Martin by the Swiss firm at its recently expanded UK base. Ahead of deliveries, which will commence next year , owners will

"A perfect time to celebrate the 100 - year anniversary with the announcement of the ultra-limited Aston Martin Vantage V 12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by " Zagato is widely known for its iconic automotive art masterpieces with the latest collaboration with Aston Martin being the highly successful limited

Quoted output is 608hp – 86hp more than the original car. Zagato hasn’t published performance figures, but these siblings won’t be slow. The standard V12 Vantage coupe hits 62mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 190mph.

Crucially, the ‘AM11’ engine from the DBS is naturally aspirated. That means no turbo lag and a stonking soundtrack. Google ‘Aston Martin V12 Vantage sound’ to see what we mean.

Lots of poke, very bespoke

a yellow and black car: Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins © Provided by Motoring Research Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

These cars are anything but ‘standard’, of course, and there’s plenty of opportunity to tweak your Zagato Twins to your taste.

Buyers can meet with the designers at Aston Martin St Gallen in Switzerland, with options including an ‘infinity colour palette’. Want your supercars to match your shoes? Not a problem.

After choosing a specification (and presumably placing a hefty deposit), you can then watch both cars being hand-built at R-Reforged.

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“The Aston Martin V 12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are an exceptional tribute to our very own heritage,” says Dr. Andrea Zagato . “They are the most beautiful retro-future (neo-classic) designed Zagato ’s produced. They combine the best of two automotive worlds: A Speedster in its purest form

The Aston Martin One-77 and V 12 Zagato were spotted in downtown Carmel, California during Car Week 2013. I originally spotted the One-77 on Highway 1 which

Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Zagato.

One of 100 made. Design was a joint effort between Zagato and Fisker. pic.twitter.com/3nPR4En2MI

— Tim Pitt (@timpitt100) August 25, 2018

Marella Rivolta Zagato, who co-runs the Milanese carrozzeria, specified the first twins, seen here. “When I was selecting the body colours, I looked for something that would simultaneously represent our 100-year heritage and our future,” she explained.

“The most symbolic colours are gold and platinum, which are precious metals. Gold, an emblem of purity and distinction, is in my mind a tribute to our first century. Platinum is resistant to corrosion and has great catalytic capabilities, which is what I wish for our next 100 years!”

a close up of a car: Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins © Provided by Motoring Research Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

Company CEO and third-generation designer Andrea Zagato added: “The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage Twins by R-Reforged are undoubtedly a highlight of our centenary celebrations. To own these collectible cars will be a very personal and emotional experience.”

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This isn’t the first time Zagato Astons have been sold as a pair. Last year, the DBS Zagato – based on the current DBS Superleggera – was offered together with the DB4 GT continuation, a faithful reproduction of Zagato’s 1960 original. The price for the ‘DBZ Centenary Collection’? A cool £6 million.

The V12 Vantage Twins will likely be slightly more affordable, but you can still bank on spending well into seven figures. Just imagine the noise of them both firing up together…

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In pictures: Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage Twins

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