Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
Into first. The Zagato pulls away surprisingly smoothly, and we pour onto the track. A quick exploratory stab on the throttle immediately lights up the back tyres. Yep, there's precious little grip out here. Self - and car - preservation - and the weather - mean this is never going to be the definitive encounter. But even so, this thing rocks.
Bumbling along at 50mph behind the photography car is pretty frustrating, but proves that Zag - far from feeling like a caged animal - has an unexpected docility. Weave side-to-side, though, and there's no slack in it at all. The steering is effort-free, but still feels supremely accurate. It feels stiff, but expertly damped. God, racecars are fun.