Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
In terms of the visuals, this is a more collaborative effort. Previous Aston Zagatos have been designed and fabricated entirely by the Italians. These days, Aston's design director Marek Reichman likes to remain in control, and while the design themes were worked on jointly, the finished car owes more to the English Midlands than Milan.
The same applies to the construction process: this was handled by CPP Holdings, a Coventry-based outfit that recently acquired Dutch supercar oddballs Spyker for £27m. Hand-beating aluminium is an old-school skill, though, and the new car's bonnet uses five separate sheets, its roof - complete with Zagato signature double-bubble - another five.