Once again Aston Martin will collaborate exclusively with Italian auto design house Zagato to build stunning cars, this time is a pair of spectacular models to celebrate the later’s 100th anniversary in 2019, namely the all-new DBS GT Zagato and the DB4 GT Zagato continuation.
The DBS GT Zagato will be built based on the DBS Superleggera, albeit wearing an all-new body. Until now, nothing of this car’s appearance comes to the surface except an official sketch showing the vehicle’s front end.
Looks like the car will have a typical Zagato design with a large front grille. The lights will shape differently though, becoming much sharper than the ones found on the regular DBS. We see the double bubble roof as well, although it will come with some changes when the car hits reality. The tail is yet to be seen even as a sketch, but we know it’s going to be “truncated” to differentiate it from the DBS Superleggera.
As for the DB4 GT Zagato continuation, it’s designed to be a track-only star, remaking the original model that was launched in 1958. The car will be manufactured with a combination of classic stylings and the latest technology. It will have thin-gauge aluminum body panels and a lightweight tubular frame. They’re digitally scanned before being hand-finished.
The engine is like that of the 1958 model, namely a 3.67-liter inline-six unit pumping out 340bhp. The power will be transferred to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Aston Martin’s HQ in Gaydon will be the place where the all-new DBS GT Zagato will be made. Meanwhile, the assembly of the continuation model will take place at the Newport Pagnell factory, with Aston Martin Works in charge of this job.
Each model will have 19 examples, matching the total number of the 1958 DB4 GT Zagato. This will also make the DBS GT the rarest AM Zagato today. Lastly, the two don’t come as options to each other. So if you have £6 million, you can buy them together.