Aston Martin has revealed the first detailed renderings of the new DBS GT Zagato, an ultra-expensive and ultra-limited edition model that is being created to mark the upcoming centenary celebrations for famous Italian car design studio Zagato.
Based on the British brand’s road-going DBS Superleggera, the car’s styling is said to have been inspired by the original 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, which is also being reproduced by Aston Martin as a track-only model.
And both models, old and new, will be strictly limited to just 19 examples each – and both will only be available as part of a £6m “DBZ Centenary Collection” package, meaning the two cars will not be sold separately.
The DB4 GT Zagato “Continuation” will be built at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB4 – while the new DBS GT Zagato will be produced at Gaydon, Aston Martin’s global headquarters.
“In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognisable 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,” explains Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design boss.
The company says first deliveries to customers will commence towards the end of 2019 for the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the end of 2020 for the road-legal DBS GT Zagato.