This hardcore sports car has excited fans of Astons the world over, but it’s just one of many special-edition models to come from the British car maker. To celebrate its arrival, we remember seven of Aston Martin’s greatest special-edition cars.
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In 2011, Aston Martin launched its first Zagato-bodied model in eight years, following 2003’s DB7-based DB AR1. With only 150 units produced at a cost of £405,000, Aston wanted the V12 Zagato to be a collector’s item only.
It was based on the regular V12 Vantage and designed in Gaydon, rather than in Zagato’s home in Milan. Today, the model is often labelled as the car maker's prettiest creation. It even insprired the rear of Kahn's modified DB9, the Vengeance.
The Vantage N24 was originally a racing version of the road-going V8 Vantage that competed in the 2006 Nürburgring 24-hour race. Aston Martin then decided to launch a limited run of customer N24 Vantages, with the option of gaining Single Vehicle Approval so they can be driven on public roads.