The 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (abbreviated as AM V12 Zagato in Forza Motorsport 7) is a special variant of the V12 Vantage that appears in all main titles of the Forza series since Forza Motorsport 4, although it is only featured as downloadable content in the Motorsport series with the sole exception of Forza Motorsport 7, via the Forzathon event Coming To Town.
The V12 Zagato was introduced in the 2011 event of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este to celebrate Aston Martin's 50 year partnership with Italian coachbuilder Zagato, which resulted in models like the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. It was put into a limited production run that ended in 2012.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin--in collaboration with Zagato--created an elegant and vivacious concept car. The V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este) debuted at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Italy and won the "Best in Class" award for Concept and Prototypes. The next month, the car went on to compete at Germany’s Nürburgring, including the 24 Hour race where it performed flawlessly. The V12 produces 510 bhp, the brakes are ventilated carbon ceramic and it uses a carbon fiber driveshaft. With a top speed north of 185 mph and equipped with a full roll cage and a plastic driver’s-side window this car is ready to race. All it needs is a driver and maybe a custom livery to make it your own.
The V12 Zagato features the 5.9 litre V12 engine from its Vantage model derivate with identical specifications. Its chassis received a series of racing modifications for improved handling such as a retuned suspension, a front lip and rear wing. Its kerb weight is officially estimated to be the same as on the V12 Vantage although it is featured with a lower weight - 3197 lb (1450 kg) - in Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon.
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