Aston Martin Celebrates Zagato’s Centenary With DBZ Collection

Aston Martin will celebrate the centenary of Zagato by producing two limited-run models, officially dubbed the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the DBS GT Zagato.

These two models form what Aston Martin dubs the DBZ Zagato Collection and will be limited to just 19 units each. However, they won’t be separately. Instead, buyers will have to purchase both the track-only DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the road-legal DBS GT Zagato as a pair. Doing so will cost £6 million ($7.89 million) plus local taxes.

Production of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be handed by Aston Martin Works while the DBS GT Zagato will come to life at the British marque’s Gaydon headquarters.

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was first created in the 1960’s. Just 19 examples of the original were built and the Continuation model will follow the same recipe and come fitted with thin-gauge aluminum body panels and a lightweight tubular frame. Expert craftsmen will ensure the new DB4 GT Zagatos are identical to the original and fit each with a straight-six engine delivering 380 hp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.

Talk about an epic two-car garage.

The new DBS GT Zagato is based around the recently-introduced DBS Superleggera and will get a unique Zagato-designed body, complete with a double-bubble roof. It’s expected to have identical mechanical parts to the DBS Superleggera.

“The partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato is one of the most fruitful and enduring in the automotive world,” Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer said.

“With Zagato celebrating its centenary next year, what better way to celebrate this landmark – and the long-standing bond between our two great companies – than creating these 19 pairs of cars. As an engineer I would always say my favourite Aston Martin is the next one, but I have to say I’m struggling to think of a finer two-car garage than this!”

First deliveries of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation have been pencilled in for the fourth quarter of 2019 while the DBS GT Zagato will arrive in customer hands exactly 12 months later.

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