Zagato and Aston to team up again 50 years after the DB4GT Zagato was unveiled
Aston Martin and legendary Italian design house Zagato have announced that they are once again working together to create a bespoke Aston Martin special, this time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato.
This is a teaser shot of the first fruit of what Aston is calling a 'renewed working partnership' with Zagato, but we'll have to wait until the Villa D'Este Concours on 21st May to see exactly what it is. There will, intriguingly, also be what is being termed a 'racing' debut towards the end of May.
The concept is intended, say Aston Martin and Zagato, to help gauge potential customer feedback with a view to creating a production version in 2012.
"The DNA of both Aston Martin and Zagato has combined successfully to make some of the world's most desirable collector cars in the past and in this special anniversary year of the DB4GT Zagato it is appropriate to explore a modern collaboration," Says Aston boss Dr Ulrich Bez.
"Now is the right time for a new Aston Martin Zagato and in combining our design intelligence I think we can create something fitting of the iconic DB4GT Zagato that has gone before and since established itself as one of the most famous Aston Martins of all time."