The Two Reasons You’ll Never Own An Aston Martin Zagato

By | July 7, 2011

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

If you’re an Aston Martin fan, you’ve undoubtedly been following the new around their Zagato, a V12 supercar that’s half Aston, half Nissan GT-R, half Mila Kunis’ bare backside.

On the 4th, we got word that Aston officially gave the green light for “production”, which should be good news. But there’s two specific reasons that there are a set of quotation marks around the word production. They’re also the same two reasons you’ll never, ever own an Aston Martin Zagato.

Reason One:

Our original and slightly hopeful estimation of a $40,000 price tag was only off by $490,000. Yes, that’s right- at the current exchange rate, it would take an astounding, absolutely mind-boggling $530,000 to get yourself behind the wheel of a Zagato. That’s ‘buy the island of Greece’ or ‘private Justin Beiber concert’ money.

Reason Two:

This one really is the kicker, because we knew the Zagato was going to be expensive. It’s an Aston Martin afterall. We also assumed that it was going to be a rare breed and sport a fairly limited production run. What we didn’t expect was the Zagato to make uber-rare cars like the Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari Enzo look like a teenage miscreant’s over-populated boy’s club. Aston Martin will produce- and I’m not joking- just 150 units of the Zagato.

150- that’s all.

And I’m sorry, but those type of numbers make it an absolutely pointless effort. It’s like watching Celebrity Rehab. We know why they did it, we had a laugh or two, and then we moved on and forgot about it completely because it had absolutely no real-world impact on our lives at all.

The whole point of starting a blog like this and writing about super rare supercars is to nurture the small part of your brain that says sometime, somewhere you’ll cross paths with a Ferrari 599 GTO, Ford GT, or Lamborghini Murcielago. And when those rare moments do occur, that part of your brain screams and says “yaaaaaaay, I’m the happiest part of a human brain in the world right now!”

With only 150 Zagatos to see production, though, that happy moment of catching one in the wild will never happen, rendering all hype around the car a pointless waste of time. Sad that.

That being said, I cannot wait to see that thing on Top Gear’s track…

[ | Aston Martin via Newspress]


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