Aston Martin previously announced back in 2018 that they will be releasing the ‘DBZ Centenary Collection’ – two cars which you can only buy as a pair – to celebrate Zagato’s 100th year anniversary. The pair of cars include a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and a re-bodied DBS Superleggera called the DBS GT Zagato.
We already know how the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation model looks since it will essentially be a faithful recreation of one of Aston Martin’s most sought after models. However, the British marque only released design sketches of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato recently, giving us an idea as to what the DBS Superleggera will look like with Zagato’s touch.
“In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognizable pieces of car design. Creating a car fit to stand alongside it was always going to be a formidable challenge, but also a great motivation. Both design teams at Aston Martin and Zagato have together risen to the task magnificently; taking the already fabulous DBS Superleggera and shaping something which retains its identity as an Aston Martin, but expresses itself as only a Zagato can,” says Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Lagonda’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.
Even in sketches, the DBS GT Zagato is shaping up to be an equally beautiful car as the DB4 GT Zagato which it takes inspiration from. The most noticeable change and a key design feature made by Zagato would be the double-bubble roof which stretches all the way to the back of the car, giving it a nice clean line but sacrifices the entire rear window. The windshield is now a wraparound item which removes ‘any hard lines above the car’s shoulder line’. Unique headlights and wheels together with a larger grill complete Zagato’s makeover of the DBS Superleggera.
No details were revealed about the DBS GT Zagato’s powertrain, but expect it to carry over the Superleggera’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. Whether or not it will have more power is still a question.
The cost for the lovely pair? £6 million (Apx. Php 417,000,000), plus taxes. Only 19 units of each model will be built with deliveries of the DB4 set to begin later this year, and the DBS in 2020.