Resplendent in its ‘Centenary Specification’ red with exposed carbon fibre panels and gold accents, the DBS GT Zagato is as flamboyant as expected of something wearing a Zagato badge, massive single-piece carbon-fibre roof, devoid of any rear windscreen and an active-front grille comprised of 108 individual panels notwithstanding.
Just as eye-catching are the DBS GT Zagato’s cabin appointments, with its centrepiece being its centre console’s “central saddle design” that features a “unique parametric, inter-locking form”.
The intricate latticework pattern was made with what Aston Martin claims as “the first automotive application of configurable carbon and metal 3D-printed interior finishes”.
Customers would have the option of having the design feature printed in carbon, aluminium, or gold PVD, the latter of which is said to take nearly 100 hours to produce and burnish.
Based on the $517,000 DBS Superleggera, with the same 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 though tuned to produce 567kW, the DBS GT Zagato cannot be bought by itself. Instead it is part of Aston Martin’s DBZ Centenary Collection, which will set punters back a whopping £6 million ($11 million).
That being said, every DBS GT Zagato will be paired with a complementary DB4 GT Zagato Continuation model as part of the DBZ Centenary Collection package, with only 19 pairs planned for production.
The DBZ Centenary Collection was commissioned to commemorate 60 years of Aston Martin and Zagato collaborations, which started with the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato and has since been followed up with a number of remarkable eye-catching creations.