Aston Martin Zagato on the Furka Pass
We head to Bond’s stomping ground in Goldfinger to test a very special Aston
Posted: 01 Oct 2012
And definitely, definitely you could gripe at the price. £330k plus taxes (meaning nearly £400k if you're in the UK) is an insane price for a rebodied V12 Vantage, a car costing £130k on the road. That said, were you to splash out your life savings on a Zagato, wrap it in clingfilm and stick it in a high-security garage, I can't imagine you'd ever lose your cash: its limited run and sheer visual impact should make it a concrete-set cert for future profit.
But it's deeper than rarity and looks. The Zagato feels far more than a lipsticked V12 Vantage. It feels special, genuinely bespoke, the product of a design and engineering department cutting loose, from the Z-embossed buckles securing the behind-seat compartment to the snouty bonnet vents to the carbon-sculpted rear wing. That wavy stitching running the length of the seats and headlining? The pattern continues through the rear window's heating elements, which sine-wave back and forth on their way down the screen. The standard V12 Vantage doesn't have wavy window heaters. Someone at Aston thought, "Hey, that'd look cool", and had the freedom to carry it through. I like that.