Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Aston Martin V12 Zagato - what a car

Aston Martin presented the V12 Zagato in Cernobbio last weekend. It was entered into the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and won its category, the concept cars and prototypes of 2010/2011.
It's quite an impressive machine, clearly a race car. The red one will be driven by Ulrich Bez himself at the 24 hours of Nurburgring in July. Ulrich Bez told me that he is looking forward to it.
The V12 Zagato continues a tradition that had it's best time in 1960 when Zagao produced the DB4 GT Zagato, a truely iconic early super car. But today's version is impressive as well, especially when you start the engine. Its sound is amazing. Have a look at the pictures to see the elegant shape ...

1 comment:

areopagitica said...

Aston Martin is doing some of the best work today, but these caars in red with invisible charcoal brown wheel rims just do not flatter them at all. As a lensman I always gave up trying to separate dark cars and wheels like these from the pavement or the shadows in my pictures, and indeed the lens was slowed up at least one f stop when such cars went past. Of course, if a wheel were able to reflect light instead of being a black hole I would have to like the fact they are five inches too large in diameter and yet mount tires that are virtually rubber bands on their periphery. That is a look I am growing to despise.