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V12 ZAGATO

Starting at $500,000*

The forthcoming land shark of luxury performance from Aston Martin, the Zagato debuted this March at the Geneva Motor Show. The British maker of bombshell rides sculpted its newest hard-to-attain classic (only 150 will be built) in cooperation with the legendary Italian style house Zagato, with which they designed the original DB4GT Zagato 50 years ago.

Today’s version is based on an engine with an all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft. That’s a 48-valve 5935cc V12 monster beneath the hood. The coupe-only rear-wheel drive Zagato comes stocked with a fully catalyzed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves. It pushes an impressive 510 lbs of horsepower, 420 lb/ft of torque, tops out at 190 mph and will get you from zero to 60 in a little less than 4.2 seconds.

This limited luminary is due to start its brief production in the next few months.

2013 FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA

Price TBA$

In the Ferrari universe, a new star has been born as another fades out. After its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta replaced the aged 599 GTB Fiorano in Ferrari’s stable of stallions. The new ride was styled by Ferrari design partner Pininfarina. With a 6.3-liter V-12, 730 horsepower and 508 lbs/ft of torque, there is talk that this new model will easily take pride of place as the most powerful road-ready Ferrari. The model is due on sale late this year and early spec sheets give the F12 a top speed of 211 mph and rate it at going zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds. Vroom.

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