V12 Zagato (pre-production)
V12 Zagato (pre-production)

V12 Zagato (pre-production)

(2012)

A Toro Red left-hand drive pre-production road car was unveiled at the Kuwait Concours in February 2012. The same car was subsequently the star on the Aston Martin stand at the Geneva Motor show in March. The car, whilst pre-production, was built to full and production spec and also appeared in the exclusive sales brochure. The carbon brakes from the V12 Vantage and not fitted to the race Zagatos were back on the future road car varient. The Kuwait/Geneva car also had a regular six speed manual transmission and thus AML confirmed the  Sportshift box, as used on the race cars, was not to be offered on production road cars.

V12 Zagato (pre-production)

The show car also had a road car spec interior using seven Bridge of Weir semi-aniline hides with hand-stitched quilting of a unique design, creating a flowing pattern that evokes a dynamic sense of movement across the seats and headlining, while ‘Z’ embroidery in the headrests and rear parcel shelf added a further flourish. There was also a neat and unique touch to the AM wings badge as the background to the script was picked out in red.

A second pre-production car, shown here sporting the famous 1 AML number plate was also built. This, believed to be the final pre-production prototype, was used during high speed testing at Nardo in Italy. It was photographed as part of the Octane Tour to the 2012 Windsor Concours during September.