By Mark Kleis
Thursday, Aug 25th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm
 
To say Aston Martin's V12 Zagato racecar was well-received would be a bit of an understatement, but the world has yet to see the road-going variant in production form.

Until now. Aston Martin today revealed two images of the slightly tamed down road-going variant of the V12 Zagato racecar previously shown, promising to show the car off in person at the quickly approaching Frankfurt Motor Show.

Power will be more than ample thanks to a 510 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque V12, attached to a rear mid-mounted, six-speed automated manual gearbox with auto shift manual/select shift manual modes to designate power distribution, while taking advantage of a magnesium alloy torque tube that has a carbon fiber propeller shaft. Aston also utilizes a twin-plate competition-grade clutch and a limited slip differential.

"50 years on from the introduction of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagato have collaborated to create this modern interpretation which remains true to the focus of craftsmanship, performance and exclusivity which underpinned the original collaboration," said Aston Martin in a statement.

Aston Martin will produce just 150 examples of this beautiful car, asking $525,000 for each example - which will certainly sell out - and starting production in the latter half of 2012.