Aston Martin helps Zagato celebrate 100th with special DBS GT

DBS GT Zagato, DB4 GT Zagato Continuation make up DBZ Centenary Collection

Published: March 25, 2019, 5:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 2:55 PM

DBS GT Zagato

Zagato is nearing its 100th birthday celebration and Aston Martin is helping the Italian design house celebrate with a Zagato-penned DBS GT, as well as the continuation of one of Aston Martin Zagato’s most famous models.

The companies have released renderings of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato, which together with the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, makes up the DBZ Centenary Collection. Aston Martin and Zagato have collaborated on cars for about six decades, and the Centenary Collection will be limited to 19 pairs (priced at £6 million, or about $10.6 million Canadian). Yes, you can only get the two together.

The DBS GT Zagato starts life as a DBS Superleggera and borrows some lines from the DB4 GT Zagato of 1960, of which 19 were finished of the 25 planned, although another four were finished in 1988 and the last two at the turn of the millennium.

Among the tribute features is the double-bubble roof, which stretches from the windshield header all the way to where the bottom edge of the rear window would be, if the car had a rear window. The double bubble also stretches forward from the base of the windshield, which wraps around to the side windows to virtually eliminate A-pillars. Unique designs are applied to the grille, headlamps and wheels.

“In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognisable pieces of car design,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Lagonda’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer. “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. Sensational-looking and extremely rare, it is the modern incarnation of a timeless icon.”

Deliveries of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will start in the fourth-quarter of 2019, with the DBS GT Zagato following in the fourth-quarter of 2020.