Providing an early look at a striking GT that will go into limited production next summer, the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato is set to show its street-ready face in Frankfurt. Aston plans to bring two cars to the exhibition next month, both survivors of the recent of ADAC 24 hours of Nurburgring endurance race. The first of this dynamic duo, dubbed "Zig," will remain in full competition trim, including all of the aerodynamic enhancements to its lightweight Zagato-designed bodywork. The second, "Zag," retains its racing-spec interior but will have bodywork similar to what it wore when introduced to the world in late May at the Villa D'Este Concours on Lake Como in Italy.
According to Aston, the steel-green concept vehicle pictured here is a fairly realistic visual presentation of the final bodywork envisioned for the road-going car it will build in a maximum run of 150 units worldwide. Designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Aston Martin DB4 GT and a half century of Aston-Zagato collaborative design efforts, this modern day counterpart will have a 6.0-liter V12 that makes 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque under its hood. No word on how many of these vehicles may make it to the U.S., although we expect any that do to carry a pricetag on the far side of $540,000.