Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
Tap the left-hand paddle twice, and Zag drops into second gear with the sort of throaty roar that makes Brian Blessed sound like Alan Carr. It's so loud the V12 really is in-yer-face. Pile on the revs, and the cabin fills with a noise that manages to sound both spectral and intensely physical at the same time. As is the rest of the car, but in a good way.
It's balanced and progressive, and the three-stage traction control keeps it more or less tied down, although standing water can defeat even the sharpest electronics.