RE: Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato previewed

RE: Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato previewed

Monday 25th March

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato previewed

All-new renderings give an indication of the most exclusive modern Aston yet



You may remember last September when, with the rest of us still riding the high of England's World Cup run, Aston Martin announced the £6 million DBZ Century Collection. Intended to celebrated Zagato's 100th anniversary, it was comprised of two cars, the first being the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, a modern replica of the iconic original, set to be built by Aston Martin Works at the same Newport Pagnell factory as its historic forebears.

The second was this: the DBS GT Zagato. At the time not much was known about the all-new model, but Aston has seen to that with the release of these previously unseen renderings. Limited to just 19 examples, each of which will be paired with one of the 19 DBT GT Continuations, the DBS-based machine wearing many of the classic hallmarks of an Aston Martin Zagato collaboration.


For starters there's the double-bubble roof, taken to extreme lengths here thanks to the deletion of rear windscreen, resulting in one continuous line which sweeps right to the back of the car. The protruding bonnet and muscular haunches are reminiscent of the One-77, while the wrap-around windscreen, unique wheel design and gaping front grille all aim to tie the design into its DB4 GT Zagato inspiration.

Speaking about the collection, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Lagonda's Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, said: "In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world's most beautiful and instantly recognisable pieces of car design. Creating a car fit to stand alongside it was always going to be a formidable challenge, but also a great motivation. Both design teams at Aston Martin and Zagato have together risen to the task magnificently; taking the already fabulous DBS Superleggera and shaping something which retains its identity as an Aston Martin, but expresses itself as only a Zagato can. Sensational-looking and extremely rare, it is the modern incarnation of a timeless icon."

The DBS GT Zagato is set to be built at Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters, with first deliveries to customers expected to commence at the end of next year. We're sure, however, that there'll be plenty more to see of the car before that time arrives.





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Fetchez la vache

Original Poster:

5,136 posts

155 months

Monday 25th March
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The DBT GT Continuation has a style and grace that the DBS GT Zagato can only dream of.

Each to their own, and all that...

jet_noise

3,177 posts

123 months

Monday 25th March
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Wheels are too big.

Mr Wayne your new car is here.

dbs2000

2,144 posts

133 months

Monday 25th March
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These modern Zags are ruddy awful

Doofus

9,024 posts

114 months

Monday 25th March
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Do manufacturers have to keep doing this kind of bks in order to make ends meet, or it is just showing off because there are enough punters around to pay the inflated prices?

drjdog

111 posts

11 months

Monday 25th March
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"You've got a flat tyre." "No I don't"
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smilo996

1,492 posts

111 months

Monday 25th March
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Thought the Zagato shooting brake was stunning until seeing this.

Breaking up the front grill might be an idea though.

Aston are on fire.

NJJ

158 posts

21 months

Monday 25th March
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Sub zero cool. Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh as it looks stunning.

fernando the frog

170 posts

9 months

Monday 25th March
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smilo996 said:
Thought the Zagato shooting brake was stunning until seeing this.

Breaking up the front grill might be an idea though.

Aston are on fire.
"stunning"


TheOrangePeril

362 posts

121 months

Monday 25th March
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That is utterly gorgeous. Best looking Aston since the One-77!

simonbamg

242 posts

64 months

Monday 25th March
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jet_noise said:
Wheels are too big.

Mr Wayne your new car is here.
yeah why don't they put little wheels and big fat tyres on the concept drawings

B10

881 posts

208 months

Monday 25th March
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Who actually owns Zagato now.
They were part of CPP in Coventry. Then CPP were sold to the Envisage Group in 2012. Are they part of Envisage or independent?

FIAT128rallye

4 posts

26 months

Monday 25th March
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Really?

And you draw a side view of the DB4 GTZ next to this mishmash of lines and don't hear the backlash coming?

I love Zagato, but I am afraid they have completely lost it.

Evercross

361 posts

5 months

Monday 25th March
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NJJ said:
Sub zero cool. Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh as it looks stunning.
If by stunning you mean gopping then I agree. The lights and grille combo look like a cartoon monster.

BTW that shooting brake thing up there looks abysmal too - fat and flabby. What happened to their design language that made even their biggest cars look sleek and feline?

Aston have lost the plot IMO. I passed a DB11 on the motorway a few weeks back and at first I thought it was a Jag F-Type that had been ruined with an OTT bodykit. I saw the same car a week later in convoy with a DB9 and it threw into stark contrast that Aston's best designs of the 21'st century are behind them.

Edited by Evercross on Monday 25th March 15:23

VanquishRider

228 posts

93 months

Monday 25th March
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FIAT128rallye said:
Really?

And you draw a side view of the DB4 GTZ next to this mishmash of lines and don't hear the backlash coming?

I love Zagato, but I am afraid they have completely lost it.
By this he means everything they make is sold out in advance. Total failure that... I mean they even charge a huge premium just to get rid of them.

Craiglamuffin

341 posts

121 months

Tuesday 26th March
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All that horsepower on such a shiny floor...

pycraft

92 posts

125 months

Tuesday 26th March
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"it was comprised of two cars,"

Grammar police: it comprised two cars.