For those who know, the name Zagato has long been associated for penning some of the most stunning grand touring coupes for almost a century. Recently, that name has been seeing itself tagged on some very special Aston Martin models, and this year is no different.
The British luxury marque has unveiled their latest iteration of their Zagato-penned coupe. Based on the all-new Aston Martin DBS, it's a new generation of the GT Zagato. Making this model even more special is the fact this model also celebrates 100 years of Zagato coachbuilding.
Setting the DBS GT Zagato apart from standard DBS models is its sheetmetal. Not a single piece or panel is shared with its more 'common' counterpart, with Zagato giving the coupe its own unique skin. The hood is set lower, and the headlights are totally changed. Even the roof has been chopped down a few inches, giving the new GT Zagato an even sleeker profile. Speaking of the roof, it has a double bubble design, something you'd see in classic ultra-luxury cruisers.
But if you think the front and the sides get a dramatic restyling, the rear gets the more radical changes. Gone are the slim Aston Martin tail lights, and in its place are intricately designed clusters forming a round shape. The trunk line sweeps lower than the standard DBS, making it look even lower to the ground. Also, the rear diffusers are even more pronounced on this Zagato special.
One sweet piece of detailing is the badge. Instead of the usual metal or enamel affair, the Zagato gets a very special one. Its badges are solid, 18-karat gold, literally adding jewelry on the car.
There's more of these gold trinkets when you step inside. You can see it on the top of the dash, climate control dials, and on the center console as well.
This future collectible isn't just for show either. Under the sculpted hood is 5.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 engine. It's good for over 760 PS, meaning it will go as fast as it looks. Even the suspension has been tweaked for a more focused drive which you can enjoy on a track day... if you dare push it. Why?
There are only 19 of these DBS GT Zagatos that will be built. Buying one will set you back £6 million (about 382.58 million), although you also get a classic DB4 Zagato Continuation for that much cash. For multi-billionaires who love cars, this is probably the ultimate buy one, take one deal of the century.