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Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato revealed

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato revealed
Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato revealed
Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato revealed

Modern touches in a nod to classic car.

The covers have come off what will be one of the most exclusive Aston Martin models in recent memory. Aston Martin has created the DBS GT Zagato as one half of an incredible pairing that will also include a continuation model of the famous DB4 GT Zagato, built to the exact specifications of the original production run. Only 19 will be made, with the eye-watering price of £6m for the pair.

DSB Superleggera underpinnings

In creating the DSB GT Zagato, Aston Martin uses the mechanical underpinnings from its hugely impressive DBS Superleggera coupe. The car is draped in new bodywork that carries some stunning details including that famous double-bubble Zagato roof. At the front of the car is a vast grille that is made up of 108 individual carbon fibre pieces that sit flush with the car's exterior. When the twin-turbocharged V12 spools into life, these elements open up, allowing the engine to breathe.

Aston Martin Lagonda's Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said: This is a car that is not only focused around beauty, but drama too. Our dynamic grille gives us an opportunity to provide the car with two very different identities. When parked, DBS GT Zagato will almost look like it's resting, but with the rear of the car still appearing muscular and primed for action. Only on start-up will the car truly become alert and ready to perform, delivering both an aural and visual treat for onlookers".

Modern onboard tech

The car's dramatic sloping roofline is a full-length carbon fibre piece, without a rear window in place. To allow the driver to see what's going on behind them, the car is equipped with a high definition rear view central mirror, that is displayed inside the carbon. The vehicle is also fitted with a pair of conventional door mirrors.

Reichman adds, "Form and function are constantly in battle with one another, but this is a great example of where we have been able to utilise modern technologies to ensure no concession has been made on either side. It was important to me and our teams to deliver something as beautiful as the original DB4 GT Zagato and I feel that we have achieved that with this model and I can't wait to see it in the metal".

Published on July 9, 2019
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