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Thursday 26th July 2012

Aston Martin limits V12 Zagato to 101 cars

...seems the original 150 units were just too many...



Aston Martin has revealed that the already limited production run for the forthcoming V12 Zagato is to be throttled back still further, with the company now planning to build just 101 examples rather than the 150 originally envisaged.


In fairness, Aston Martin only ever said they would build 'up to' 150 cars, so we presume the 101 figure is based on how many deposits they have actually taken for the £330K special.

But does this mean that Aston is having trouble flogging its super-exclusive supercar? Or is it that the 2,000 man hours required to build it (100 of which is spent in the paint shop alone) is just too much for Aston? Or maybe the buzz around the new Vanquish is sending customers in the direction of its new flagship instead of the Zagato.

If you're being really kind, you might even suggest that Aston is being extra careful to ensure the future exclusivity of the Zagato...

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s2000db

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Or that it's just too expensive for what it is??

housen

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i want this



whoami

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s2000db said:
Or that it's just too expensive for what it is??
Correct.

mikey k

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whoami said:
s2000db said:
Or that it's just too expensive for what it is??
Correct.
Or the Good Doctor over estimated the abilities of his marketing wizardry winklaugh

sunsurfer

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Maybe it's just me but I have a sense that Aston Martin are treading water. They are not truly developing the cars we will all be talking about.

I hope I'm wrong and they are generating the profits and employing the engineering wizards who are working on really exciting new cars.
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DanDC5

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sunsurfer said:
Maybe it's just me but I have a sense that Aston Martin are treading water. They are not truly developing the cars we will all be talking about.

I hope I'm wrong and they are generating the profits and employing the engineering wizards who are working on really exciting new cars.
Not sure what the plans are beyond the initial doing, but they are currently working on a Cygnet with the engine from the V8 Vantage. Don't know what the plans for it are though.

FWDRacer

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Sign'O the times...

whoami

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mikey k said:
whoami said:
s2000db said:
Or that it's just too expensive for what it is??
Correct.
Or the Good Doctor over estimated the abilities of his marketing wizardry winklaugh
That too. yes

PascalBuyens

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I'd still have one... if it would fit in my budget...

noumenon

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Goldfish?

turbobungle

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maybe its just that its the worst looking Aston for years!

steve_n

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turbobungle said:
maybe its just that its the worst looking Aston for years!
I agree.

The standard V12 is spot on, this is an abomination in my eyes.

angry jock

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They only built 99 examples of the DB7 Zagato and the AR1 each.
In comparison to the standard DB7 neither of which are exactly pretty...


I would assume that part of the scale back is directly attributable to the fact that it isnt as aesthetically pleasing as a standard V12V and the launch of the new Vanquish. In saying that, however, the Zagato may have slightly better residuals than either of them if you compare to other AM/Zagato collaborations.

K2MDL

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It looks horrible to me. The back end rear haunches look so much like the Bentley GT it's almost as though Zag couldn't be bothered to design that part themselves.

Dave Hedgehog

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hmmm nissan GTR window roof line

looks like an AM thats been put inside a plastic bucket thats then had the bucket melted over it

Froomee

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Saw this at Goodwood Festival of Speed and to be fair it looked lovely. Photos don't do it justice in my opinion. Certainly looked a lot better and certainly more distinct than some of the offerings from other manufacturers.

thewheelman

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That is one damn ugly car. And those wheels.........hurl


vertico2k

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Spooky. AR1 parked outside our offices right now (with parking ticket)

Edited by vertico2k on Thursday 26th July 14:24

rev-erend

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Love the rear end styling .. very original.

V8 GRF

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rev-erend said:
Love the rear end styling .. very original.
Is it just me or does the backend remind you of this.... ?


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