Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
Most recently, Aston resumed relations with the Italians in 2003, when the DB7 signed off with a 99-strong Zagato limited-edition coupe and Volante. One owner only registered his so that he had something interesting to go to lunch in when he saw Michael Caine. Eccentric, you see.
These days, Aston Martin is made of far sterner stuff. The deal with Zagato might look a bit sentimental, but it isn't really. Chassis boss, One-77 project manager and works driver Chris Porritt explains the background. "We only started formulating the idea to do something last December," he says, immediately suggesting an appealingly seat-of-the-pants approach.