Behold Aston Martin’s most powerful road car yet.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zagato, Aston Martin announced last year it was collaborating with the renowned Italian coachbuilder and design house to build the exquisite DBZ Centenary Collection. Sold exclusively as a pair for £6 million (around $8 million), the commemorative collection includes two models: the track-only DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the road-legal DBS GT Zagato. Production of each car is limited to 19 units. Aston Martin has already shown off the first completed DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, and now the DBS GT Zagato has finally made its world debut. Unsurprisingly, it's an absolute stunner.
Presented at the 2019 Audrain's Newport Concours in Rhode Island and based on the DBS Superleggera, the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato is powered by a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that produces 760 horsepower – that's 45 more horsepower than the DBS Superleggera. It also makes the DBS GT Zagato Aston Martin's most powerful road car yet.
The DBS GT Zagato on display in Rhode Island is finished in an exclusive Supernova Red color with contrasting exposed carbon fiber accents and satin black and gold 3D machined wheels. In addition to gloss finish carbon fiber roof and rear diffuser, some of the most eye-catching design elements include solid 18-carat gold badges at the front and rear, an active front grille, and gold side strakes and center lock wheel nuts.
Inside, the DBS GT Zagato being displayed in Rhode Island features Caithness Spicy Red leather, Zagato 'Z' seat quilting and satin twill exposed carbon fiber fitted to both the paddle shifts and steering wheel. In a world first, the DBS GT Zagato can be configured with carbon and metal 3D-printed interior finishes finished in carbon, aluminium, or gold PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). The latter takes almost 100 hours to print.
"The design studio at Aston Martin has risen to the task magnificently, working alongside Andrea (Zagato) and his team, said Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. "They have taken the already fabulous DBS Superleggera and shaped it into something which retains its Aston Martin identity, yet expresses itself as only a Zagato can. It is the modern expression of a timeless icon."
"Aston Martin's elegance, class and purity of style have always blended perfectly with our own rationalistic design language. Zagato's Centenary represents a bridge between the past and the future, strengthened by the shared vision for an innovative approach to collectibles, recently coupled in pairs and twins with the aim to reach new standards of exclusivity in the world," Andrea Zagato, Chief Executive Officer of the Design House, commented.
Aston Martin says all DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars will be delivered by the end of 2019, while production and deliveries of the DBS GT Zagato will start in 2020.