First glimpse at Aston Martin’s V12 Zagato
Hello to a killer concept GT. Prepare to make an involuntary noise.
Posted: 20 May 2011
To create the outline, Zagato sculpted each section of the GT’s panels from sheet alloy using a contraption called an English wheel.
It’s a weird-looking c-on-its-side-shaped apparatus and it allows you to turn your sheet of flat metal into a smooth, rounded shape that follows two different curves.
Zagato also used old-school wooden bucks, which look like timber skeletons of the car. Over the course of several painstaking hours, metal’s carefully bent over it and tapped into shape using different shaped, sized and weighted hammers.
Both of which take years of training, steely patience and a brown store coat to operate successfully. We salute you, brave panel beaters. Now please make us a V12 GT.