Aston V12 Zagato will be built

* Customer reaction prompts production * Limited run of 150 cars * Prices from 330,000...

Aston V12 Zagato will be built

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will go into production, after positive customer reaction to the prototype.

The V12 Zagato is based on the V12 Vantage, but has a unique and handcrafted aluminium and carbonfibre body.

After winning the Design award in the Concepts and Prototypes class at the Villa DEste Concours in Italy, the V12 Zagato was sent to compete on the track. The first two cars successfully completed the 39th ADAC Nurburgring 24-Hour race in June.

Each aluminium panel was formed over an English wheel and traditionally crafted body bucks. The double bubble roof hints at the iconic DB4GT Zagato, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The V12 Zagato is powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 found in the Vantage, producing 510bhp and 420lb ft of torque.

Just 150 of the cars will be built and orders are being taken now. It will be priced at 330,000 excluding local taxes, and deliveries will commence in the second half of 2012.