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Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato Looks Gorgeous Next To DB4 GT Zagato Continuation

Aston Martin and the Zagato coachbuilding company go back a long way, an Italo-British collaboration rooted in the 1960s with the DB4 GT Zagato. Following the reveal of the continuation series, Aston Martin and Zagato teamed up once again for the bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful DBS GT Zagato special edition.
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If you want to take both the old-school reinterpretation and newcomer home with you, prepare to pony up £6 million. Only 19 pairs will ever be made, and each is lovingly called DBZ Centenary Collection as a nod to the heritage of both companies. Ugo Zagato opened shop in 1919 while Aston Martin dates back to 1913, built upon the foundation of the Bamford & Martin company.

We’ve covered the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation to great lengths in the past, so let’s turn the focus on “the first automotive application of configurable carbon and 3D-printed interior metal finishes." The DBS GT Zagato is an evolution of the DBS Superleggera, the most powerful GT ever made in Gaydon if you don't take the Zagato into consideration because it's not a series-production model.

While it may share the 5.2-liter V12 with the bog-standard model, the special edition levels up the twin-turbo engine to 760 horsepower. Codenamed AE31, this blunderbuss is only available with the 8HP95 automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen. A good ol’ manual would’ve been extremely interesting, but then again, there’s no DB11-based model available with such an option.

The DBS GT Zagato in the photo gallery is finished with Caithness Spicy Red leather upholstery, Z-patterned quilting to underscore Zagato’s role in the design process, satin twill exposed carbon fiber, and “almost 100 hours of print time with additional polishing and post-processing” for the 3D-printed parts. As expected, the Q by Aston Martin division can make a customer’s wishes come true at an additional price.

“Aston Martin's elegance, class, and purity of style have always blended perfectly with our own rationalistic design language,” said Andrea Zagato. “Our centenary represents a bridge between the past and the future, strengthened by the shared vision for an innovative approach to collectibles, recently coupled in pairs and twins with the aim to reach new standards of exclusivity in the world.”

 
 
 
 
 

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