As part of a two-car deal. Curious.
Famed Italian design house Zagato is celebrating its 100th birthday next year, and so to mark the occasion, they’ve set out to design a brand-new car that’ll embody the past, present, and future of the Zagato name. And what better way to do that than to team up with their age-old allies in Aston Martin, and pick apart their new DBS Superleggera?
The new car will be christened the ‘DBS GT Zagato,’ and will take time-tested Zagato signatures and affix them onto an all-new body, underpinned by the chassis and engineering wizardry present in the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The DBS GT Zagato is expected to carry things like a Zagato grille, redesigned rump, and the double-bubble roof that’s become iconic parts of Zagato design.
Buying a DBS GT Zagato won’t be an easy process though, as it comes as a trio. The DBS GT Zagato will be part of the ‘DBZ Century Collection’ and as a result, it’ll come with a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation as well. Only 19 pairs will be built, with each pairing set to cost £6-million (or a shade under $11-million).
The DB4 GT Zagato, as beautiful as it is, is a track-only model. Zagato’s Continuation model might look like a DB4, but under the skin lies a tubular frame that’s been made to host a thin-gauge aluminium skin that altogether looks like a DB4. Under that bonnet will be a straight-six engine with 283kW, with a four-speed manual in the middle and power at the rear. The DBS GT Zagato is expected to carry the DBS Superleggera’s engine over wholesale, so expect an identical 533kW and 900Nm.