Set to become a true modern classic, Aston Martin has unveiled the DBS GT Zagato, completing the DBZ Centenary Collection. The modern twin to the previously unveiled DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, DBS GT Zagato forms the contemporary half of this unique pairing and will pack 760bhp through its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 power unit. This uniquely ambitious project, created to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Zagato signature, pays tribute to an icon of the past and creates a classic of the future.
With a price tag of £6 million (∼ $7.9 million USD), each pair represents the most valuable new sports cars yet built by Aston Martin as the luxury British carmaker celebrates its longstanding association with the world-renowned Italian coachbuilder and design house, Zagato.
Indeed, this unique collaboration extends a remarkable creative partnership spanning almost 60 years. One that has consistently generated bold and breathtakingly exciting designs, the latest of which is the DBS GT Zagato.
Shown in Supernova Red – a paint color exclusively reserved for the DBS GT Zagato ‘Centenary Specification’ – with contrasting exposed carbon fiber accents and Satin Black and Gold 3D machined wheels, demonstrates the meticulous attention to detail that marks out every Aston Martin and showcases the key features of this pack.
Aside from the gloss finish carbon-fiber roof and rear diffuser, the eye is drawn to the model’s literal and figurative jewelry in the shape of its solid 18-carat gold wings badges front and rear, black anodized active front grille and its gold anodized side strakes and center-lock wheel nuts.
Inside, the DBS GT Zagato being shown in Rhode Island features rich Caithness Spicy Red leather, Zagato ‘Z’ seat quilting and satin-twill exposed carbon fiber fitted to both the paddle shifts and steering wheel.
Featuring a world first, DBS GT Zagato utilizes the first automotive application of configurable carbon and metal 3D-printed interior finishes. A beautiful central ‘saddle’ design features a unique parametric, inter-locking form, available in a range of three materials and finishes. This includes the choice of printed Carbon, Aluminium, or – as part of the Centenary Specification – Gold PVD (physical vapour deposition).
The latter requires almost 100 hours of print time with additional polishing and post-processing by skilled craftsmen to achieve a perfect lustrous finish. This represents the pinnacle of traditional Aston Martin material craft, combined with pioneering technological innovation.
For avid car collectors, the new Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato will be delivered in a pair alongside the heritage continuation model DB4 GT Zagato by the end of 2019.