Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
It's the Monday before this year's 24-hour race, and Aston Martin has block-booked the Nordschleife for the day. It's raining extremely hard. Grip has gone on holiday with its mate, traction. Former F1 driver Christian Klien is among the assembled drivers, and his eyes flick forlornly from a circuit map on the wall to the sky above.
But most of the attention is focused on two familiarly unfamiliar-looking Astons - one green; the other, red. These are Zig and Zag, the stars of this year's 'Ring race campaign. Both are wearing bespoke bodywork designed in collaboration with Italian coach-builder Zagato, creator of some of the comeliest cars of all time, not least the DB4 GT Zagato, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.