Aston Martin chooses 2012 Salon Privé to display exclusive models

Aston Martin V12 Vantage RoadsterThe seventh Salon Privé is underway in London and attendees are being treated to a collection of prestigious supercars and other notable vehicles.

It’s a popular event for high-end British manufacturers and Aston Martin has chose then event to showcase an exclusive V12 Zagato, the One-77, a new Vanquish super GT, and the four-door Rapide. Also on display is the 190 mph V12 Vantage Roadster, the first time it’s on display at a motor show.

The V12 Zagato, powered by Aston’s 510 bhp 6.0L V12, has a top speed of 190 mph and will be limited to 101 examples. The One-77 is even more exclusive with only 77 built; all have been sold.

The Vanquish has styling cues taken from the One-77 and has a carbon fiber skin. Its 6.0L V12 powers it to 183 mph. The Rapide also has a 6.0L V12 plus room for three passengers to share in the experience of topping out at its 180 mph top speed.

Also spotted at the show include a Ferrari F40, a gaggle of Porsche 956’s, a McLaren F1 and certified carnut Jay Kay. BMW, Ferrari, Fisker, Jaguar, McLaren, Noble, and Mercedes-Benz are also at the show.

The festivities end on September 7th.