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
The bulge beneath your right hand plays a part: I'm delighted to report Aston has ditched the Terminator Appendage gearstick from the V12 Vantage and the DBS, replacing it with a stubby little Alcantara effort. It's a lovely thing, the sort of shifter BMW's M Division might fashion given near-infinite resources, a touch that makes the Zagato feel more wieldy and engaging than the V12 Vantage.
A tip: should you happen to find yourself on a deserted Furka Pass with a V12 Zagato, press the Sport button immediately. Partly because it sharpens throttle response, but mainly because it activates the exhaust bypass valves, which pop open around