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Published on February 9th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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Aston Martin V12 Zagato Official Images

Aston Martin has today unveiled the final production version of the V12 Vantage Zagato shown in concept form at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy, last May.

Styling wise, it stays in line with the DB7 Zagato from 2002 and DB4 GT Zagato of 1960: the larger, more open grille, wider wheel arches and more pronounced and detailed rear styling details.

And for fans of the racing Zagato shown at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, the production car keeps the large rear spoiler, diffuser and splitter.

Based on the V12 Vantage, the Zagato has the same 6.0 litre V12 with 510 bhp and 420 lb/ft of torque – not quite the monster many were hoping for, but this is none the less a beautiful Aston GT car, not an outright track car.

Still, it will do 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and have a top speed of over 190 mph.

Although expected to cost in the region of £330,000, it will in fact go on sale later this year for £402,000 – quite a premium over the V12, but maybe it’s because it takes a total of 2,000 hours to build just one Zagato.

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