Aston Martin pays tribute to 100th anniversary of Zagato

Aston Martin pays tribute to 100th anniversary of Zagato

ABU DHABI: One of Aston Martin’s closest partners through the years is Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato. The company is celebrating its 100th year, and Aston Martin will join the party. Back in 2018, Aston Martin announced the release of the DBZ Centenary Collection. A unique part of this collection is that the 2 cars can only be bought together as a pair. The first car is the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the second is the DBS GT Zagato. The latter is essentially a DBS Superleggera wearing a new body.

 DBZ Centenary Collection SKETCH

We already have a pretty good idea of what the DB4 GT Zagato will look like. It will be a Continuation model of the 1960s-era DB4 GT Zagato. What is more interesting is the DBS GT Zagato, which is what Aston Martin released sketches of. The car has an ultra-modern design with little to no resemblance to the DBS Superleggera. According to Aston and Zagato, the car embodies the next evolution in their design language. However, some signature elements (like the double-bubble roof and truncated tail look) remain the same. The overall design is quite breath-taking, with a roof flowing into the wraparound windshield and the fastback rear window. The gives an illusion of a seamless flowing design, with no hard lines above the shoulder line.

DBS GT Zagato

No information was provided if the DBS GT Zagato will get an updated engine over the one found on the DBS Superleggera. It might use the same 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 (producing 715 bhp) found on the DBS Superleggera.

The DBS Centenary Collection will be extremely rare, with only 19 units of the pair being produced. Fun fact, the original DB4 GT was also a 19-car run and was developed with the need for a lighter racing version of the regular DB4 GT. The cost of the collection is a whopping USD 7.9 million (AED 29,017,900 approx).

DBS GT Zagato & DBZ Centenary Collection

The DB4 GT Zagato continuation car will begin to reach customers in the 4th quarter of 2019. It will be another year before the DBS GT Zagato will be delivered. A noteworthy point is that the DBS GT Zagato will be street legal, the DB4 GT Zagato on the other hand, can only be used on the track (likely because it does not meet modern regulations).

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