What is it about Zagato that excites me?
Is it the radical styling? The custom coach work? Or is it the exclusivity? Whatever it may be, this incredibly rare, one-off Aston Martin V8 Zagato ticks all three boxes!
For a long time, Aston Martin and Zagato have been bed fellows. Both have had their fair share of beautiful and uniquely styled cars. In fact, one of my all-time favorite cars is the Aston Martin V12 Zagato. There’s just something about those flowing lines that catch my eye.
The Aston Martin V8 Zagato is one of those examples that fall on the unique side of the styling spectrum. Designed back in their “boxy retrofuture” days, the V8 Zagato was a very special, custom-ordered beast capable of 432 horsepower and 190 miles per hour! This particular one is known as “Chassis 20011”, and it’s one of the prototypes to the extremely-limited 51-car run!
Chassis 20011 was built-to-order by renowned Aston Martin enthusiast Wensley Haydon-Baillie, and features rear seat deletes, an integrated roll bar, and a black leather interior with walnut trim. As a result, the car is both classy and radical! It’s no wonder why the Aston Martin Heritage Trust lists the car as “Historically Significant!”