Published on July 11th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Aston Martin Show What their DBZ Centenary Collection Will Look Like
Aston Martin are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Zagato with a 2-car pack deal called the DBZ Centenary Collection. Only 19 pairs will be made available and they’re charging SIX MILLION GREAT BRITISH POUNDS for the two. The DBZ Centenary Collection consists of two cars: the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and an all-new DBS GT Zagato. Here’s more details on each of these.
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation
This is essentially a remake of the classic 1960 DB4 GT Zagato. It will be fitted with a 6-cylinder petrol engine producing 380hp that sends power to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox.
New Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
This new model will be based on the DBS Superleggera. That means it’s getting a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine. This engine puts out an incredible 600hp and nearly 700Nm of torque. But with the DB4 GT Zagato, the real pull factor is just how special the car looks and the fact that it’ll be impossible to get a hold of.
Here’s what Aston Martin had to say about this.
Aston Martin has delivered a further glimpse of the final production intent exterior of its upcoming DBS GT Zagato model. Paired with the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation to complete the DBZ Centenary Collection – of which only 19 will be created and are priced at £6m for the pair – these latest renders provide a fresh look at some of the model’s key design features.
Taking Aston Martin’s most potent series production car – the acclaimed DBS Superleggera – as its starting point, the DBS GT Zagato embodies the next evolution in Aston Martin Zagato design language. Inspired by the voluptuous shapes that previously dressed the original DB4 GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagatos designers have worked hard to conjure a similarly evocative design language.
An unequivocal statement of luxury, exclusivity and purity, DBS GT Zagato delivers a commanding presence whether parked or in motion. At the car’s front, a newly created and unique “dynamic” grille allows the car’s frontal area to transform its appearance. When stationary, each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces remain flush with the car’s beautiful formed exterior. However, upon start-up DBS GT Zagato will appear to flutter into life, as each piece opens to allow the car’s twin-turbo V12 to breathe.
While the front end will be intricately finished, Aston Martin’s design studio have utilised a camera-operated rear view central mirror, to accommodate the previously shown full length carbon fibre roof. Today’s images showcase the final design for this large, single piece of carbon fibre covering where the rear windscreen would typically be placed. Instead, DBS GT Zagato is treated to a pure and simple roofline without any compromises on practicality to the driver.
DBS GT Zagato is set for production in 2020, joining each of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato cars set to be created at Aston Martin Works this year.