Frankfurt: Aston Martin Vantage Zagato, DBS Carbon and One-77 image

Aston Martin stand highlights include the mainstream event debut of the V12 Zagato, the stunning One-77 supercar and the premiere of two new striking Carbon Editions of the Aston Martin DBS.

The DBS Carbon Edition will be available in three colours, alongside the Carbon Black colour which debuted on the DBS Carbon Black two new colours will be available called Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey. DBS Carbon Edition features 10 spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels with a reversed diamond turned or full gloss black finish as an option.

There will be the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish that creates a silk like texture.

At the interior, the usual swathes of leather are all present, in either obsidian black or Maranello orange. The coupe also receives a quilted leather headlining. According to the automaker, the interior of a Carbon Edition will take over 70 man-hours to hand stitch and finish.

Prices start at start at £186,582 for the coupe and £196,581 for the Volante with customer deliveries expected the early part of 2012. Performance remains the same with the 510bhp V12 under the bonnet.



Both current examples of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato – the street legal edition and race edition- are being exhibited at the 2011 Frankfurt Show.

Power will be more than ample thanks to a 510 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque V12, attached to a rear mid-mounted, six-speed automated manual gearbox with auto shift manual/select shift manual modes to designate power distribution, while taking advantage of a magnesium alloy torque tube that has a carbon fiber propeller shaft.

The V12 Zagato will be happy to head home with those automotive connoisseurs who can settle for a 4.2 second 0-60 in order to park those gorgeous lines in their garages.

The two Zagatos taking to the stand at Frankfurt are affectionately known as Zig and Zag by Aston’s factory race team. Only 150 cars will be built, each carrying a base price of £330,000 or approximately US$520,000, and that does not include local taxes…

One -77


Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2008, the One-77 combines advanced technology with an “advanced” price!
Yes because it costs $1.4 million! Beating earlier estimates, the 7.3-liter V12 is rated at 750 bhp (559 kW / 760 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. Even more impressive is the fact that Aston Martin and Cosworth engineers sought out to decrease engine weight by 10 percent while bumping its displacement by 1.3-liters, but instead actually achieved a 25 percent weight reduction.

With a projected weight of 1,500kg the One-77 will occupy the very highest echelons of road car performance. Top speed is predicted to be in excess of 200mph, with a 0-60mph time in approximately 3.5 seconds.

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