At its world premiere, Aston Martin's V12 Zagato won the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for concept cars and prototypes on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.
Introduced as a in the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, the V12 Zagato was shown for the first time at this prestigious international event sparking great interest.
All visitors to the Concorso D'Eleganza were invited to cast their vote for the best concept and prototype. Among ten entries from around the world, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato was voted the best in class.
Dr Ulrich Bez, ceo of Aston Martin, said: "With the V12 Zagato we managed to add just another successful chapter both to the history of Aston Martin and the future of our brand. This is an exciting car, powerful and incredibly beautiful."
Marek Reichman, design director of Aston Martin, added: "It's an honor to win this award, where many great designs originated from, and this victory shows that Aston Martin has successfully developed its own design language over the past years. The result is a car that incorporates the core values of the Zagato design language which we perfectly translated into Aston Martin's modern design DNA."
Dr Bez will lead a team which will race two V12 Zagatos at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25 -26, 2011. Dr Bez: "Based on the reactions of our customers to this race car, we hope to offer a road-homologated V12 Zagato in a small, limited number as soon as possible. First feedback has been great so far, this makes us confident that this new Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be a winner of the classic car vote at Villa D'Este in 50 years time."