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Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato design concept revealed

By Chris Thompson, 26 Mar 2019 News

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato design concept revealed news

Aston's DBZ Centenary Collection to be completed with re-designed DBS Superleggera

Design sketches of the 2020 Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato, which is to comprise half of the DBZ Centenary Collection, has been revealed.

Set to be built alongside the classically-styled Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, the DBS GT represents the latest in the relationship between Aston and the Italian design house.

Based on the V12-powered Aston Martin DBS Superleggera ‘super GT car’, the new Zagato-designed car is set to look similar, if less extreme, to the design concept released by Aston.

While the ‘continuation models’ of the DB4 GT Zagato will be built at the original DB4’s home at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, the DBS GT Zagato is set to come from the Gaydon HQ.

Aston’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman says the DBS GT, each of which will be paired with a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, had to match its counterpart’s status as a design icon.

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“In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognisable pieces of car design,” says Reichman.

“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.”

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For £6m before taxes, buyers can own one of 19 pairs of the celebratory Zagato cars.

Aston expects Q4 2019 deliveries for the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, with the DBS GT Zagato coming one year later.