We first saw it in May as an “endurance racer concept” at the Villa D’Este Concours. Then Aston actually took it racing at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race at the Nürburgring. Now, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato has been confirmed for production, but in a “strictly limited number” of 150 examples. This decision comes after Aston found “overwhelmingly encouraging interest from customers” for its latest collaboration with Zagato.

Based on the V12 Vantage, the Zagato’s body is of handcrafted aluminium and carbon fibre. Every aluminium panel was formed using an English wheel and traditionally crafted body bucks, and Aston says that the shape would not have been possible using pre-formed panel techniques. Iconic Zagato design cues include the double bubble roof, created in this case from five separate pieces, illustrating the craftsmanship required to built this car.

The V12 Zagato sits on Aston’s dynamic bonded aluminium platform, and is motivated by a 6.0-litre V12 engine with 510 hp and 570 Nm of torque. The big engine is paired to a rear mid-mounted, six-speed automated manual gearbox.

Orders are now being taken on a first come first served basis. Production of the £330,000 car is expected to commence next summer in Gaydon, and lucky first customers will get their hands on it from the second half of 2012.

Future classic. Gallery after the jump.

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