Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Our first-person look at the spectacular classic cars and their prideful owners

The oldest running Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este brings the most rare classic cars to an intimate lawn alongside the western shore of Lake Como. This year included younger favorites like the retro futuristic 1969 Abarth 2000 Scorpione and the thoroughly 70s 132 Aster Zagato repleate with an in-dash 8-track—both from Fiat. Plus a celebration of Maserati’s 100th anniversary. The winner, a 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C …

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato

Aston Martin reinvents a legendary sportscar with a new V12 beast

The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced. The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original with the new Vantage V12 Zagato, announced today. Where the original Zagato Astons were dictated heavily by the …