Aston Martin has just revealed the final exterior look of its upcoming DBS GT Zagato and it’s even sexier than the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera, the British luxury brand’s most potent series production car.
Inspired by the voluptuous shapes that previously dressed the original DB4 GT Zagato, the modern DBS GT Zagato embodies the next evolution in Aston Martin Zagato design language.
A newly created and unique “dynamic” grille allows the car’s front fascia to transform its appearance. When stationary, each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces remain flush with the beautifully formed exterior. However, when you fire up the twin-turbo V12, the DBS GT Zagato will appear to flutter into life, as each piece opens to allow the engine to breathe.
“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,” says Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin Lagonda. “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.”
The pictures released today also show us the full-length carbon fibre roof that extends all the way to the rear trunk lid. Because there’s no rear glass, designers incorporated a camera-operated rear-view mirror into the cockpit, ensuring the sleek roofline doesn’t compromise practicality and safety for the driver.
Oh, and there’s this one little thing that makes the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato even more special: as part of the DBZ Centenary Collection, only 19 units will be created and paired with the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation (also shown on the pictures). The company will sell the pair at a whopping £6 million, or nearly $10 million based on the current exchange rate.
That’s pretty close to a king’s ransom, and yet we expect Aston Martin to have no trouble finding takers. Production of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be completed by the end of this year and the DBS GT Zagato will follow in 2020.