What's it still doing testing?
Aston Martin's super-rare DBS GT Zagato - a sleek, 760-horsepower coupe with a planned production run of just 19 examples - has been spotted at the Nurburgring once again, some months after it was first captured on camera there back in July. The very special model is reserved solely for those well-heeled fans of British sports car history who purchase the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation car, forming a two-car package deal at a combined cost of £6 million - about $7.8 million US.
It's none too common to see super-rare Aston Martins sold by the pair - but then, these cars are anything but ordinary.
It's always a treat to see the DBS GT Zagato on the track, but what does this second Nurburgring spotting tell us about the ultra-rare coupe? Well, it could be indicative that Aston Martin plans to expand production, untying its 19-unit limit from the DB4 GT Zagato continuation car and selling it outside of the highly collectible two-car package. It would make sense, and the ongoing Nordschleife testing could point to some mechanical changes underneath the bodywork.
A couple of other things to note: the DBS GT Zagato seen here wears a couple of sensors on the outside for collecting data, and the front and rear wheels are mismatched. Both of these things point to ongoing development testing, more than a year after the car's official unveiling.
Granted, it could just be that progress on the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato, which is based on the DBS Superleggera, was delayed by the global pandemic, and the team is still ironing out all the kinks before deliveries start.
Still, we remain hopeful that Aston Martin will greenlight the DBS GT Zagato for additional production. Some major shifts have happened at the company since the car's initial reveal, with billionaire Lawrence Stroll purchasing a major stake and Tobias Moers being appointed as CEO.