The glorious Aston Martin V12 Zagato has won the 2011 Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes at Villa d’Este.
It seems it’s not just us who think the Aston Martin V12 Zagato a stunner. But then, we never thought it would be.
But it’s always possible that the beauty we see in every Aston Martin is influenced a little – just a little, mind you – by a subconscious bias towards British Cars ( and before you all moan AM isn’t British anymore, that’s a picky irrelevance).
So the decision by visitors at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (all of whom have a say in the award – and most of whom are Italian) to give the Aston Martin V12 Zagato the Design Award for 2011 is hugely gratifying.
Gratifying because many would argue that Italy – and Villa d’Este sits on the shores Lake Como – is home of the world’s most beautiful cars. And it’s a fair judgement, although we would argue that the honours are even over the years with the UK.
In fact we would go as far as to say that Italy is the only country apart from Britain that makes beautiful cars with soul. So it’s great to see the Italians emulating Enzo Ferrari – who called the Jaguar E-Type the most beautiful car in the world – by awardin g the V12 Zagato this year’s design award.
It probably won’t have done any harm it being a Zagato design, either.
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Photo Gallery
(11 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Starting Up at Villa d’Este Video