The Aston Martin Zagato is set for production from September with a limited run of just 150 units.
Priced from £330,000 ($487,000) plus delivery, local duty and taxes, the hand-built Vantage based Zagato will be about as exclusive as a car can get.
The 6.0-litre V12 (380kW – 570Nm) powered Zagato, which some have started calling the “baby One-77”, will be such an exclusive car that it will not be a common model in Aston Martin’s Australian dealerships but treated more like the near $4,000,000 super-exclusive One-77.
Speaking to CarAdvice, Aston Martin’s Marketing and Communications Manager for Asia Pacific, Marcel Fabris, said that one Zagato has already been sold in Australia but that the factory in the UK conducted the sale with assistance from an Australian dealer.
“The high level of exclusivity factor takes the purchase and ownership experience to a new level” Mr Fabris said.
Although there is no official price from Aston Martin Australia, we estimate that the local price for the one sold Zagato after all the taxes and delivery charges have been paid is likely to be in the mid to high $800,000s.
Based on our estimates and working on the current Pound to AUD exchange rate the $487,000 price tag will be subject to 10 per cent import duty ($48,700), 33 per cent luxury car tax (after adding import duty – $176,781), 10 per cent GST (after adding import duty and LCT – $71,248) and stamp duty of about five per cent (after adding all the above – $39,186), for a grand total of $822,915. Add dealer delivery and other factory related charges and the final price is likely to be $850,000+.
The first Zagato production car will land in Australia for a tour of the east coast around April-May. CarAdvice had the opportunity to test drive the Zagato and Vantage GT4 at the Nurburgring last year. Read: Aston Martin Zagato Review.