2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The price of the limited-edition Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which goes into production next year, keeps inching up, thanks to a weak U.S. dollar.
- Local taxes in the U.K. will push the bottom line to nearly $650,000.
- Aston will display two V12 Zagato prototypes at the upcoming Frankfurt show.
GAYDON, England — The price of the limited-edition Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which goes into production next year, keeps inching up, thanks to a weak U.S. dollar. And don't forget local taxes.
At the current exchange rate, V12 Zagato prices now will start at around $540,000. According to Top Gear, local taxes in the U.K. will add another $108,000, pushing the bottom line to nearly $650,000 for lucky British customers.
Aston plans to build "no more than" 150 Zagatos. The company began taking orders earlier this summer, after unveiling the supercar in May at the Villa D'Este Concours in Lake Como, then testing two race-prepped Zagatos at the Nurburgring in June.
The two Zagato racing prototypes will make an appearance next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, Aston said. One car, nicknamed Zig, remains in full endurance-racing spec and livery. The other — yes, it's dubbed Zag — has been "returned to its original show specification," according to Aston, with "an exterior more representative of the exclusive road car currently offered for order."
Edmunds.com says: Even in British pounds, that's a lot of money.