Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
Not all of which are that helpful when you get to the track, it turns out. The show car has sprouted an enormous rear wing to generate some much-needed downforce. It's a two-piece carbon-fibre item with endplates fashioned from marine ply. "For testing only," Porritt says with a wink. "Though it works perfectly well."
He also says that the front end is currently a bit lifty, but that a few tweaks will easily balance the car out. Cooling the transmission has necessitated cutting ducts into those curvy rear wings, and there's a cooler in the rear floor. The 6.0-litre V12 we already know about, though it's pumping out a thumping 530bhp in this car and is harnessed to an amazing-looking, bespoke race exhaust.