Aston Martin Zagato on the Furka Pass

And that was it until May last year - the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT - when Aston unveiled the V12 Zagato concept at Italy's Villa d'Este concours, where it scooped the Best In Show award (I think they call it something rather grander than that). A month later, a pair of V12 Zagato racers competed in - and finished - the Nürburgring 24 Hours. It seemed that might be that for another decade or two of Gaydon-Milan collaboration... until Aston quietly announced a limited run of 150 road-going V12 Zagatos, and TG did its patented happy-dance.

Which brings us neatly to the latest chapter, to the top of Switzerland's Furka Pass, with the world's very first V12 Zagato road car. And it looks Furking brilliant. This is no conventionally pretty car, eschewing the uninterrupted, swooping lines of the rest of the Aston range for a bolder, stubbier aesthetic.