GTP Cool Wall: 1986-1990 Aston Martin V8 Zagato

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GranTurNismo, Sep 18, 2019.

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1986-1990 Aston Martin V8 Zagato

Poll closed Sep 28, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    14.0%
  2. Cool

    42.1%
  3. Meh

    15.8%
  4. Uncool

    22.8%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    5.3%
  1. GranTurNismo

    GranTurNismo Premium

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    1986-1990 Aston Martin V8 Zagato nominated by @Turbo

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    Body Style:
    2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
    Engine: 5.3L V8
    Power: 432hp
    Torque: 395 lb-ft
    Weight: 1650kg
    Transmission: 3-speed automatic, 5-speed manual
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Additional Information: 89 were built in total (52 coupes, 37 convertibles), could reach 190mph stock, 0-60 time was in the mid-4s, sold for $157,000-$171,000.

     
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  2. GranTurNismo

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    Sub Zero. Just look how badass it looks! It's an absolutely stunning design, in a truly British fashion. The V8 Zagato's sheer exclusivity and lack of mention amongst car enthusiasts only adds too it's coolness.
     
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  3. MrWaflz55

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    It's like something you'd see in the thumbnail of those awful clickbait ads that lead you to a sketchy website that gives your computer digital herpes. "The car Aston Martin wants you to forget about".

    When you think Aston, you think of flowing, elegant cars. This looks like a Minecraft mod.
     
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  4. Snikle

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    I love these. I mean, I love most cars like this from the Italian design houses, and this one is no exception. Sure it looks a little weird, but that's the charm. And the Volantes have the much better front end. Sub Zero
     
  5. All Your Base

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    Nowhere near as cool as the car it was based off of, but it still has a quirky charm that I can’t help but give a low Sub-Zero to this car to.
     
  6. Darla Starch

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    Nails my litmus test on 80's high end cars (Does it look like it should come standard with a kilo of cocaine in the glovebox?), on the fence between SZ and C, leaned cool only because I had to pick one or another.
     
  7. LivingWithGames

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    Oh, my, God.
     
  8. kikie

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    Definitely a Meh for me. I don't like how the car looks and wouldn't turn my head if I saw one IRL.
     
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  9. Murcie_LP640

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    Looks like a Vortex/Alcyone with the front end lopped off it. And that convertible version is laughable. Uncool.
     
  10. ZGBox

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    Well, it doesn't look like an Aston and it looks like an early '80's japanese coupé, but it's cool in a way.
     
  11. TenEightyOne

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    Sub-zero, one of the few cars that gets away with having a plastic front end.
     
  12. Stotty

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    A pretty rubbish standard car, made even more rubbish by Zagato.
     
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  13. Liquid

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    But Zagato is Italian and completely changed how it looks.

    The normal Vantage is a stunner. I don't subscribe to the Zagato fan club and this looks like a Playmobil car from a kid's playset.
     
  14. MoLiEG

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    In my mind it looks like a Fiero Kit car.

    Uncool.
     
  15. GranTurNismo

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    Oh, wow, I didn't know that... :lol:

    Personally I don't feel that it resembles the styling of Italian supercars of it's era despite it being designed by an Italian style-house, and isn't too far off from the "normal" V8 Vantage, which is why I said "in a truly British fashion", though per usual I could've worded that post so it sounded less confusing. Hope that clears it up.
     
  16. CyborgGT

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    Nowadays the looks have a bit of a weird charm, but it still looks like something a stereotypical computer nerd of the time would drive if only it were affordable. Uncool.
     
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  17. 05XR8

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    Sub Zero. It's my Mad Max end of the world apocalypse ride. Loved this car since I saw it in the Road & Track Exotic Cars magazine.
     
  18. mustafur

    mustafur

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    It looks like an Italian coupe of the era, not very Aston like at all, but I don't mind the compact proportions and this thing is very powerful for the time.

    Low Cool.