Rejoice! The long-awaited DBS GT Zagato has finally been unveiled and we think it’s stunning. Announced just over a year ago as the second half of the very special ‘DBZ Centenary Collection’ – which also featured a continuation of the iconic DB4 GT Zagato – this new DBS-based hypercar was recently revealed at the Audrain’s Newport Concours.
Celebrating both 100 years of Zagato and 58 years of partnership with Aston Martin, the DBZ Centenary Collection features two very special cars that cannot be purchased separately; with the first of the pair being a track-only continuation of the DB4 GT Zagato (the first car to be worked on by both brands) and the second this beautiful, road-legal, DBS GT Zagato.
Rebodied in true Zagato style, the DBS GT Zagato has been designed to reflect the quintessential aesthetic that the Italian coachbuilder has been known for over their six-decade-long partnership with Aston Martin. Of course, that means the iconic double-bubble roof, an aggressive new front-grille (which features active aero) and that familiar rear end.
Whilst Aston Martin’s Q department will create you pretty much anything you can think of, the particular DBS GT Zagato that you’re looking at is finished in Supernova Red with carbon and gold detailing … in places, it’s actually 18-carat gold.
Whilst you’d expect everything underneath that beautiful new body to be standard DBS Superleggera, the DBS GT Zagato has actually been gifted with a slightly retuned version of the normal car’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12.
Thanks to that fettling, power has been upped from the already mighty 715bhp to an incredible 760bhp; Aston Martin haven’t mentioned what this does to performance but you can imagine it’ll mean covering 0-62mph faster than the DBS’ 3.4 seconds.
Sadly, the DBZ Centenary Collection was strictly limited to just 19 pairings and all of them have already been sold. Hopefully, we’ll get to see one of these in the flesh at Aston Martin Nottingham one day (no promises, 19 pairings is frightfully rare!) and we’ll bring you pictures on social media. Make sure you’re following Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin so that you don’t miss out.