Aston Martin has released a design sketch for a forthcoming new model called the DBS GT Zagato.
The DBS GT Zagato will be another in a long line of Aston Martin vehicles designed by the famous Italian styling house. Limited to just 19 examples, the coupe will be the rarest of all modern-day Aston Martin Zagato models. The automaker says the supercar will feature a “fresh interpretation of the iconic double-bubble roof” along with a “striking front grille treatment” and a “dramatically truncated tail.” It will be based on the new DBS Superleggera and will feature the same 715 hp 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12.
Intended to mark Zagato’s centenary anniversary, the DBS GT Zagato will be joined by a 19 car run of DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars. These vehicles will be newly produced examples of the original DB4 GT Zagato of the early 1960s and will be built at the original home of the DB4 – Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK. The continuation vehicles will be for the track only and won’t be road legal.
“Originally built as an evolution of the short-chassis DB4 GT, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation follows the same recipe, with thin-gauge aluminium body panels, dressing a lightweight tubular frame,” the British automaker said in a release.”Beneath the bonnet sits a version of the celebrated Tadek Marek-designed straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder, transmitting its 380bhp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, for an authentic and unforgettable driving experience.”
“Aston Martin and Zagato is a uniquely dynamic union,” Aston Martin creative officer Marek Reichman added.”Never afraid to push the boundaries, the partnership has resulted in some fabulous cars. Most recently the quartet of Vanquish Zagatos, which spanned the extremes of design expression with Coupe, Roadster, Speedster and Shooting Brake versions. However, Zagato’s centenary demanded something extra special, and the Zagato Collection is just that: One car that pays tribute to a timeless icon; another that writes a fearless new chapter for future generations to admire.”
The two models make up what Aston Martin and Zagato call the DBZ Century Collection. The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will go into production in the fourth quarter of next year, while the DBS GT Zagato won’t arrive until the fourth quarter of 2020. Together, the two vehicles will cost £6m plus taxes, which is equivalent to $7.8m USD.
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