Aston Martin reveals DBS GT Zagato

by James Attwood, Autocar UK 25 Mar 2019


Aston Martin has released the first detailed renderings of the new DBS GT Zagato, a limited-run reworking of the DBS Superleggara created to celebrate Italian styling house Zagato’s centenary.

The new machine is limited to 19 models, and is being sold exclusively as a pair with a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation model. The DBZ Centenary Collection will cost £6 million (Rs 59 crore), plus taxes.

The DBS GT Zagato is an extensively reworked version of a DBS Superleggera, and takes styling cues from the original DB4 GT Zagato. The car’s styling was conducted by Zagato and Aston Martin’s design team.

It features a ‘double-bubble’ roof styled after the original, which runs from the front windscreen to the tail of the car, replacing the rear windscreen.

The front of the car has also been restyled, with a similar bubble theme, new headlights and a reworked Zagato front grille. The car also gains a unique wheel design.

The mechanical underpinnings of the DBS GT Zagato will be unchanged from the Superleggera, including the 715bhp turbocharged 5.2-litre V12.

The previously announced DB4 GT Zatago Continuation will be offered as a track-only car, because the specifications will exactly match the 58-year-old original design. That will include an updated version of the original’s straight-six, 380bhp engine.

Customer deliveries of the paired DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will begin at the end of this year, with deliveries of the DBS GT Zagato following in late 2020.