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A Classy Black Aston Martin Vantage w/ COR Focus Wheels

Focus on class.

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than a classic. While it may not always be very flashy or extravagant, a classic will always be enjoyable to drive and good looking to boot. This black Aston Martin Vantage with COR Focus wheels is a perfect example of a beautiful classic that will never get old.

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Aston Martin has always struck that perfect balance between class and performance throughout their history. They’re at home on the boulevard or on the racetrack, and that’s a combination that’s hard to replicate. Aston Martin’s styling and design may never blow your socks off like other exotics, but you can guarantee that the super car will be a classic for years to come.

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The Aston Martin Vantage is one of those super cars that will always be regarded as having a design that ages gracefully, especially when it’s fitted with a set of custom-tailored COR Focus wheels. The new forged wheels are featured in the Classic Series of COR’s model line and offer a straightforward approach to an upgraded wheel setup.

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The COR Focus forged wheels share the same personality and style as the Aston Martin Vantage. Each wheel features a simple, two-spoke design with a slight concave that showcases the muscle and power underneath the hood of an Aston Martin. But the Focus wheel is more than just skin-deep. Just like the entire COR lineup, each Focus wheel is made from lightweight aerospace-quality forged aluminum alloy that offers unmatched strength along with a low overall weight to improve the overall driving performance.

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On this pristine black Aston Martin Vantage, COR installed their Focus forged wheels in a wide fitment that fills in the muscular fenders and provide a greater footprint. The front axle wears a pair of 22 x 9 wheels, while the rear staggers in with 22 x 11s with a slight concave to emphasize the rear-wheel drive power. Each Focus wheel was given a brushed face with Piano Black accents to match the classic black and silver exterior color scheme.

An Aston Martin Vantage with COR Focus wheels is a classic suited for any occasion.

Fitment Specifications:
Vehicle: Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin DB9 Wheels: COR Focus
Wheel Finish: Brushed face with Piano Black accents
Front Wheels: 22 x 9
Rear Wheels: 22 x 11

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato gets ready for Frankfurt

A British and Italian supercar with a Nürburgring pedigree.

Back in May, Aston Martin created a stir in the automotive world with the unveiling of the new V12 Zagato. The car was originally a concept that was built in collaboration with the Italian design firm, Zagato, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato. Now, after winning awards and racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, Aston Martin will be bringing two racing versions of the V12 Zagato to the 2011 IAA International Auto Show in Frankfurt.

What started out as a concept idea to celebrate the original partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato has blossomed into the creation of a new supercar. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato made its public debut at the 2011 Villa D’Este Concours event in Italy to an excited crowd. The new supercar was so popular that it even took home the Design Award for the concept and prototype class. The enthusiasm and popularity surrounding the car grew exponentially and afterwards Aston Martin introduced a pair of racecars based on the original concept.

Nicknamed “Zig” (green) and “Zag” (red) by their racing teams, the V12 Zagatos were put to the test in two prominent races at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Each car was fitted with the full aerodynamic treatment sporting a front splitter, dive planes, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. Both cars were first raced at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race to prepare for what would become the true showcase of their power and potential. On the 25th and 26th of June, Aston Martin raced “Zig” and “Zag” at the 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance race, both finishing the race with a combined 230 laps and 3,700 miles total.

After the success at the grueling endurance race, Aston Martin gave the V12 Zagato the green light for production. Each car will be handcrafted in the marquee’s headquarters in Gaydon, England. Based on the V12 Vantage, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato features beautiful carbon fiber and aluminum bodywork in a classic Zagato design. The production models will be powered by the Aston Martin 6.0-liter V-12 engine producing 510 bhp and 420 lb-ft. of torque. The power will be sent through a six-speed manual transmission to the 19-inch forged wheels at the rear. The production Aston Martin V12 Zagato is capable of reaching 62 mph from rest in just 4.2 seconds and hitting a top speed of 190 mph.

The production Aston Martin V12 Zagato models will be available during the summer of 2012 for £ 330,000 (+/- 539,000 USD) and be strictly limited to 150 units. Aston Martin will feature the two racing versions, “Zig” and “Zag” at the 2011 International Auto Show in Frankfurt alongside the One-77, Virage, and Vantage S.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Specifications:

Engine:
Type: 6.0-liter V-12
Maximum Horsepower: 510 bhp (380 kW) at 6,500 RPM
Maximum Torque: 420 lb-ft. (570 Nm) at 5750 RPM

Transmission:
Type: Six-speed manual
Drive: Rear-wheel

Performance:
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph (305 km/h)

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: 19-inch aluminum alloy forged wheels
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa
Front Tires: 255/35 ZR 19
Rear Tires: 295/30 ZR 19

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Gallery:

 

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