Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Is Back, In 'Ultra-Limited' Production

Zagato has announced that the Vantage V12 will be back in style.

The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato is set to go into limited production as a means of marking the 100th anniversary of Zagato Milano.

Aston Martin worked with the Milan-based design house back in 2011 to create the Vantage V12 Zagato and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, making 101 special editions available in coupe form.

This time around, 38 examples of the Vantage V12 Zagato have been sanctioned for manufacture by Swiss motorsport company AF Racing - 19 coupes and 19 roadsters - with Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged set to be the official name.

Aston Martin had previously announced that 150 units would be built but that number has since gone down to 101 for reasons unknown. The manufacturers haven't released any specs either, so it is presumed that the 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque will remain unchanged.

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via Zagato Press Release

"In honor of ZAGATO 100th anniversary, AF Racing AG, Zagato Milano and Aston Martin have further strengthened their prosperous partnership," the press release reads. "A perfect time to celebrate the 100-year anniversary with the announcement of the ultra-limited Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged.

"Zagato is widely known for its iconic automotive art masterpieces with the latest collaboration with Aston Martin being the highly successful limited Aston Martin Vanquish Family Zagato Collection as well as the DBZ Centenary Collection.

"Zagato is bound with an eventful and longstanding history. In order to do justice to Ugo Zagato's legacy, a highly bespoke and emotional automotive masterpiece had to be developed. The Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are a worthy tribute to Zagatos heritage."

via Zagato Press Release

There's not much clarity on the entities behind this project but, going by the press release, we can tell that Swiss company AF Racing is a project partner on the Aston Martin Valkyrie and has a sub-brand named R-Reforged specifically tasked with production car duties.

AF Racing also owns a Germany subsidiary called Vynamic that handles four Ason Martin Vantage race cars running in the German DTM Series. Vynamic will be doing the actual manufacturing of the new V12 Zagato.

As for price, that hasn't been disclosed either but the original coupes went for $429,000, so it probably won't be far off.

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