2019 will be the year which Zagato marking its 100th anniversary. As a long term collaborator of almost 60 years, Aston Martin is joining the Italian coachbuilder for celebration by launching a very special duo models named the DBZ Centenary Collection. The pair of limited editions will consist of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and DBS GT Zagato.
The track-only DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be built by Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, the original home of the DB4. The automaker promises the construction and specifications of the continuation car will be identical to those of the original model, with thin-gauge aluminium body panels dressing a lightweight tubular frame. The old world craftsmanship will be paired with modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, and digital scanning technology will be used to improve the accuracy and consistency of the panels before they are hand-finished. The Tadek Marek-designed straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder will generate 380bhp through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential to the rear wheels.
The DBS GT Zagato will take the new DBS Superleggera as the development basis and embody the next evolution in Aston Martin Zagato design language, featuring a fresh interpretation of the iconic double-bubble roof as shown in the sketch, plus a striking front grille and a shortened tail. The new DBS GT Zagato will be produced at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon.
The build run of DBZ Centenary Collection is strictly limited to just 19 pairs, and the two cars will not be sold separately and will be priced together at £6 million plus taxes.