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Finished in Tungsten Silver with Linen Main and Porpoise Secondary Hide Interior this new, unregistered, 2011 model year, left hand drive GTC V12 comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Porpoise Seat Piping, Birds Eye Maple Veneer, Veneered Door and Rear Quarter Inserts, Beige Hood, Bright Chromed Lower Bumper Matrix Style Grille, 3-spoke Dual Tone Hide trimmed Steering Wheel, 20″ Fourteen Spoke Diamond Alloy Wheels – Painted, Reversing Camera, Deep Pile Carpet Overmats to Front and Rear, i-Pod Interface, Space-saver Spare Wheel. List price 184000 Euros excluding VAT.

This GTC V12 is available to purchase today at 134500 Euros (excluding VAT and Shipping/Delivery costs)

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Bentley Continental GTC V12 in Tungsten

N.B. This image was created using the Bentley Configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Lots of news lately from Aston Martin it seems and today the company has released details of the new V12 Vantage Roadster. No major design changes to the very recognisable ‘Baby Aston’ shape but plenty of tweaks and additions to warrant the relatively high-price tag of this new addition to the line-up.

There is an abundance of carbon fibre to be found on the new model in the form of side strakes, front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills. Other unique features on the V12 Roadster include newly-designed forged alloy wheels, glass interior switches plus a ‘personalisation’ package which includes carbon fibre bits for the interior.

The V12 is the powerplant that has made the Coupe such a raucous, wild animal so its appearance in the Roadster was inevitable really. There is power aplenty with over 500 bhp and 570 Nm of torque which means that 60 mph comes up in around 4 seconds and top speed is in the order of 190 mph. The added benefit of the Roadster is the fact that you can now wallow in the glorious bark of the V12 without having to go looking for tunnels!

There is also a ‘Sport Mode’ function which gives the driver two options for driving dynamics – Normal and er…Sport. Normal makes the car feel a little more relaxed for town driving while the other option sets the car up for a more race-mode like experience. More torque is delivered earlier on in ‘Sport’ plus the exhaust system bypass valves are kept open longer to make the car even louder – nice!

No official delivery dates have been published for the car yet but we have been informed by a reliable source that the car will be made in limited numbers and possibly only 40 V12 Vantage Roadsters will be available for the UK market. Orders can be placed now, however, and the expected retail price is around £150000.

For further information regarding the new V12 Vantage Roadster or any other model in the Aston Martin range please give The Car Spy a call on 01732 760699 or email

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Finished in Meteorite Silver with Obsidian Black Leather Interior this new, unregistered Vantage V12 comes with the following specification:-

Six-speed Manual Gearbox, Electrically adjustable front seats, Ventilated carbon ceramic disc brakes with ABS, Memory seats and exterior mirrors, Dynamic stability control with Track mode (DSC), Alcantara steering wheel, Emergency brake assist (EBA), Aston Martin 160 W audio system, Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), iPod integration and MP3 connectivity, Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), Satellite navigation system, Side airbags (sports seats only), Bluetooth telephone preparation, Tyre pressure monitoring, Auto dimming interior rear view mirror, HID projector headlamps, Trip computer, Powerfold mirrors, Cruise control, Rear parking sensors, Alarm and immobiliser, LED rear lamps, Boot-mounted umbrella, 19″ alloy wheels, Carbon fibre door pulls. Piano Black facia trim, Heated seats (Sports seats only), Front parking sensors, 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®, 3 years unlimited mileage warranty, 24 hour roadside assistance. List Price £139572 inc VAT.

This V12 Vantage is available to purchase today at £126842 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

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Today Aston Martin issued the following press release for their new V12 Zagato:

“With the final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace, Aston Martin today reveals the first images of the new V12 Zagato (road car) scheduled for production later this year.

The V12 Zagato is the pinnacle of the Vantage range. It is also the latest expression of a successful creative collaboration that has given rise to a series of striking GT cars over the last half-century, the original and most iconic of which being the DB4GT Zagato. Not only does this masterpiece rank amongst the most desirable, collectable and valuable cars in history, its 50th anniversary provided the inspiration for the V12 Zagato.

Though commemorating a great Aston Martin of the past the V12 Zagato could be no mere pastiche of the original. Instead the project was seen as the perfect opportunity to take Aston Martin’s ethos of technology and tradition to a new and exciting level. To this end the V12 Zagato combines the modern ideas, materials, processes and technology pioneered on One-77, while remaining true to the purity and craftsmanship of its illustrious forebear.

For Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, the V12 Zagato is “a celebration of both Aston Martin’s heritage and its future”. He continues: “Our relationship with Zagato stretches back more than 50 years. Together in that time we have created a series of very special cars. The first – the DB4GT Zagato – is a true icon: fast, beautiful and incredibly desirable. In the V12 Zagato I believe we have captured the spirit of that car and combined it with a confident twist of modernity to give it a character all of its own.”

Initial design concepts for the V12 Zagato were explored in early 2010. Inspired by Zagato’s bold and individual styling signatures Aston Martin’s Director of Design, Marek Reichman, and his Gaydon-based design team relished the challenge of shaping the V12 Zagato, creating a car that pushes the boundaries of Aston Martin’s design language, yet pays tribute to the DB4GT Zagato. Demonstrating Aston Martin’s ability to rapidly bring ideas to fruition the Zagato programme quickly gained momentum, the design team working hand-in-hand with engineers and artisans to complete the build of a pair of concept cars in the spring of 2011.

May 2011 saw the V12 Zagato make its world debut at the prestigious Villa d’Este concours. Entered in the Concept Cars and Prototypes class, the V12 Zagato wowed the judges and the crowd, taking first place against impressive opposition. In June the Villa d’Este winner – along with the second prototype car – made the V12 Zagato’s world racing debut at the gruelling 24 hour endurance race held at the Nürburgring. Both cars completed the ultimate durability test, continuing Aston Martin’s 100 per cent finishing record in this notoriously tough race.

After an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, the decision was made in July 2011 to build a strictly limited run of V12 Zagatos. Since then, Aston Martin’s design team has worked to refine the sports car’s detailing and aerodynamic performance while staying faithful to the original design concept. At the same time engineers based at Gaydon have been putting prototypes through the company’s rigorous development programme to ensure the V12 Zagato performs as well as it looks.

Every Aston Martin is a unique combination of advanced materials, technology and time-honoured craftsmanship. The V12 Zagato takes this philosophy to a level previously seen in the company’s exquisite One-77 supercar, which completes its build run this year. Built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, production of the V12 Zagato will be strictly limited to no more than 150 cars.

Creating each V12 Zagato is a painstaking process that takes approximately 2,000 man-hours to complete. Just like the One-77, the V12 Zagato is constructed from a combination of hand crafted aluminium and carbon fibre. The bonnet, signature ‘double-bubble’ roof and doors are hand-crafted aluminium, while the front and rear fenders, door sills and boot lid surround are made from carbon fibre.

The finished body is then painted in the same dedicated area as the One-77. Four unique colours have been created for the V12 Zagato: Scintilla Silver, Alloro Green, Alba Blue and Diavolo Red. The painting process alone takes some 100 hours to complete and is followed by the marriage of the body and the drivetrain within the sports car production area. From there the V12 Zagato is transferred to the standalone facility originally built to house One-77 production, where the build is completed.

This serene, laboratory-like space is perfectly suited to the task of creating special cars such as the V12 Zagato. It is here that time is lavished upon the fitment and installation of an array of bespoke components, including the side glass and the distinctive rear window, which features a curved surface that continues the sculptural lines of the ‘double-bubble’ roof. All the exterior brightwork around the windows has a contemporary black finish to compliment the exposed carbon fibre components. Fitment of the hand-crafted interior and upholstery is also completed in this dedicated build area.

Like all Aston Martins when viewed as a whole the V12 Zagato is an artful composition of powerful lines and compelling proportions, but when viewed up close it reveals sophisticated, sculptural surfaces and jewel-like details. The exposed elements of carbon fibre on the front splitter, A-pillars, rear lamp pods, diffuser, door mirror cases and rear wing all display the same perfectly symmetrical weave and smooth resin finish. Likewise the bold new grille is formed in a unique three-dimensional composite material mesh that echoes Zagato’s famous ‘Z’ moniker.

More delights are found inside. Seven Bridge of Weir hides – in semi-aniline finish to offer durability while preserving the natural texture of the leather – are used to trim the V12 Zagato’s interior. Hand-stitched quilting of a unique design creates a flowing pattern that evokes a dynamic sense of movement across the seats and headlining, while ‘Z’ embroidery in the headrests and rear parcel shelf add a further flourish. Satin-finish carbon fibre on the dashboard and centre stack is perfectly complimented by piano black accents and satin black rotary switchgear. Carbon fibre sill plaques with ’V12 Zagato’ inlaid metal script provide a distinctive finishing touch.

A work of art built by skilled craftsmen to be driven and enjoyed by the world’s most discerning car collectors, the V12 Zagato is a fitting tribute to its illustrious ancestor. On-sale now priced at £330,000 (plus local taxes) the production specification V12 Zagato will be showcased at the Geneva Salon International in March 2012. First deliveries are scheduled for Autumn 2012.”

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This Aston Martin Rapide V12 Touchtronic 2 is finished in Midnight Blue with Obsidian Black Leather Interior and was registered April 2011. The car has covered only 6500 miles and has the following options in addition to the high level standard specification:-

Tailors Grey Headlining, Silver Stitching, Obsidian Black Carpet, Piano Black Veneer Trim, Warm Charcoal Seatbelts, Silver Brake Calipers, Garage Door Opener, 20-spoke Alloys, High-spec Alarm, Cooled Front and Rear Seats, Silver Rapide Logo.

Available to purchase today at £99500 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

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