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Aston Martin Classic Cars Past And Present Making The News

By: Gregory Greene

The highly esteemed luxury sports car marque Aston Martin has always had a certain 'je nais se quoi' and ber cool status, thanks to being immortalised on television and big screen films like James Bond and the company's racing heritage. The Aston racing heritage stems right back to the beginning of the 20th century when the company used to compete in hill climb races; later in the century saw many of the big names race with the Aston Martin team, which together with the film exposure has made the company into a desirable brand worldwide.

New V12 Zagato

The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which makes its debut at the Kuwait Concours d'Elegance in the Middle East in February 2012, has been designed to mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary iconic '1961 DB4 GT Zagato'.

The 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in its day raised the bar and set a benchmark for the hand crafted design of luxury sports cars around the world. The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato follows in the historical footsteps and collaboration of both Aston Martin and the designers Zagato, with the aim of designing and producing a luxury sports car with exemplifies driving excellence.

Italian design house Zagato are known for their avant-garde driven style, plus the car also uses a number of weight saving approaches which utilises space age materials and improved aerodynamics, thanks to the Zagato V12's sleek design.

V12 Vantage Roadster

The company has announced they will be attending the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March and will be unveiling the new V12 Vantage Roadster.

This will be the first time the automotive press and car loving public will be able to see the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster and get up close and personal with the car. This is an all-new soft top shares the same chassis as some of the other cars in the Vantage range, but the new Vantage Roadster receives the awesome 5.9-liter V12, that produces 510bhp, so there is more than enough power to the wheels.

Aston Martin DB4GT

The beginning of February has seen a classic Aston, namely an ultra-rare DB4GT Coup, sell for a staggering 839,000 (or $1.32 million) at the famous Bonham's auction in Paris. Bonham's are one of the world's largest auctioneer's houses in the world and selling a whole host of luxury items.

This auction was a sale dedicated to luxury cars and featured over 100 classic cars from around the world. The 1961 DB4GT Coup was paid particular interest by many potential buyers, as the Aston Martin DB4GT Coup is an extremely rare car (only 75 were ever built); it is essentially a dramatically lightened version of the hugely appealing regular DB4 car.

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